Archive for November, 2012

Oscilloscope Takes a Walk in the Woods, Acquires Award-Winning Film WELCOME TO PINE HILL / November 28th, 2012

(New York, NY) November 15, 2012—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Keith Miller’s acclaimed feature debut WELCOME TO PINE HILL. The film had its world premiere this past winter at the Slamdance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize. It has since gone on to collect numerous additional awards, including the Jury Prizes at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival. PINE HILL will have its theatrical premiere in early 2013.

WELCOME TO PINE HILL is an extension of Miller’s earlier short film PRINCE/WILLIAM about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, PINE HILL follows that short’s protagonist Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the days following a grim medical diagnosis. Shannon, portrayed in an extraordinarily intimate performance by first time actor Shannon Harper, sets out to make peace with those around him and in turn find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City.

Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger said, “In PINE HILL, Keith has crafted a unique and affectionate portrait of a complex character (and Shannon’s performance mirrors that). We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to help bring this film to a wider audience and also psyched that we’ll soon be welcoming a new four-legged office visitor in Lucy’s stead.”

Of the acquisition, director Keith Miller said, “It’s great to be a part of the O-Scope family. Everyone there has been great and supportive and so many of the films and filmmakers in their catalog are some of my favorites and have been a real inspiration. Both for the company of filmmakers and the clear vision and ethic, it’s a real honor to be a part of the team.”

The film is a collaboration of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and was produced by Elisabeth Holm.

48-HOURS ONLY: Fire Sale @ Oscilloscope Laboratories // Dope Films for Mad Cheap / November 13th, 2012

Howdy howdy howdy,

We’re having us an ol’ fashioned fire sale over at the Oscilloscope Laboratories store!

For the next 48 HOURS ONLY, you can pick up some of our most beloved films for LUDICROUSLY LOW PRICES, including:

Exit Through The Gift Shop – Blu-rays for $5.99 (!)
We Need To Talk About Kevin – DVDs for $5.99 (!!)
Wendy And Lucy – DVDs for for $4.99 (!!!)
Howl – DVDs for $3.99 (!!!!)
Who Took The Bomp?: Le Tigre On Tour – DVDs for $3.99 (!!!!!)

And similar discounts on O-Scope films you love and have been itchin’ to own on Blu-ray and DVD…

The sale’s only for the next 48 hours (ends on Thursday November 15th at 6:00pm EST) and won’t be happening again any time soon. So pick up that O-Scope flick you’ve been coveting for oh so long, or get a jump on your X-Mas shopping, just whatever you do, DON’T MISS OUT!

And if you want the full experience, play this song while you’re doing your shopping in our online store:

You won’t regret it.

Your pal,
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oscilloscope Acquires Acclaimed Documentary “Oma and Bella;” Film currently available on online platforms / November 1st, 2012

(New York, NY) November 1, 2012—Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Alexa Karolinski’s acclaimed documentary “Oma and Bella.” The film made its world premiere this past winter at the Berlin International Film Festival, and has been garnering consistent praise throughout the year at festivals such as Hot Docs, Silverdocs, and the Woodstock Film Festival. It will receive its New York City Premiere On November 10th as part of Doc NYC. Oscilloscope is making the film available across online transactional platforms starting today, and will continue to play more festivals and organize special screenings throughout the coming months.

Karolinski, who was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” of 2012, has made a feature debut that is at once deeply personal yet universally relatable. It centers around two older Jewish women who are best friends living together in Berlin (one of whom, Regina “Oma” Karolinski, is the filmmaker’s grandmother). Having survived the Holocaust and then stayed in Germany after the war, Oma and Bella spend their days telling stories, cracking jokes, dispensing advice, and devoting the majority of their time to their greatest love of all—cooking. Their cooking is a passion, a connection to their culture and heritage, a demonstration of their creativity and skill, and a showcase for some of the most unique and delicious-looking dishes we’ve ever seen on film. Through their cooking and their conversation, an intimate portrait emerges of two incredibly strong, funny, endearing women who look candidly at their lives as they both wrestle with the past and engage with the present.

The film was produced by Alexa Karolisnki along with Jeff Dupre and Maro Chermayeff of Show of Force. Karolinski, Dupre, and Charnoff negotiated the deal with David Laub and Dan Berger of Oscilloscope.