Archive for April, 2011

BANANAS!* IN THE BIG APPLE / April 14th, 2011

In honor of our DVD release of Fredrik Gertten’s BANANAS!* on May 10th, Fredrik will be accompanying the film at the following events in NYC:

Sunday, May 8th – Doors at 7:00; Film at 7:30

BANANAS!* Screening and Q&A at Liberty Hall in the Ace Hotel
20 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 679-2222

Free Admission; 21+; First Come First Served
RSVP to circleoftrust [at] oscilloscope [dot] net
with “BANANAS ACE HOTEL” in subject line.

More info:

Monday, May 9th – 7:30;

BANANAS!* Screening and Q&A at the Maysles Cinema
343 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10027
(212) 582-6050

Free Admission
More info:

Tuesday, May 10th – 7:00

BANANAS!* Screening and Q&A at Park Slope Food Co-Op
782 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11215-1307
(718) 622-0560

Details TBA

See you all there!

Two New Docs coming this Summer / April 14th, 2011

In case you missed the news, O-Scope will be releasing two new documentaries that caught our eye at Sundance: IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT and REBIRTH.

IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT takes a look at the rise and fall of an E.L.F. cell – the organization the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” Directed by Marshall Curry (STREET FIGHT, RACING DREAMS), the film won a Documentary Editing Award at this past Sundance Film Festival and will be in theaters this June.

Jim Whitaker’s REBIRTH also debuted at Sundance and examines terrorism in America from a completely different perspective. Weaving the personal journeys of five people affected by the September 11th attacks over ten years with unprecedented time-lapse photography of Ground Zero and a score by Phillip Glass, REBIRTH offers hope and healing while documenting people’s ability to overcome adversity and renew. REBIRTH will play select theaters in August.

For more information about IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT, check out the film’s site:
For more information about REBIRTH, check out this article from the Los Angeles Times:

Until next time,

Bruce Farnsworth
Minister of Information
Oscilloscope Laboratories