April 8, 2010

Oscilloscope picks up one of the documentaries from Sundance for distribution...

...continuing the small studio's run of putting out very interesting films (Wendy And Lucy, The Messenger, Tell Them Anything You Want, and The Exploding Girl, to name a few that I enjoyed). Here's the story from The Hollywood Reporter:

Oscilloscope has acquired North American distribution rights to Yael Hersonski's Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished."

The doc, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, is the story of a Nazi propaganda film made about Jewish life in the Warsaw ghetto. Oscilloscope will open the pic Aug. 18 on a single New York screen, add a second Manhattan venue two days later and expand distribution during subsequent frames.

"This movie really affected me," Oscilloscope head Adam Yauch said. "It's an incredibly powerful film, not just because of the rare Nazi propaganda footage it shows but also the captivating way the filmmakers tell the story."

-The word out of Sundance was good for this documentary, and Oscilloscope has a good track record with small documentaries (go here to see all of the films that they've put out)...thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. They certainly seem to be a unique voice in independent film, so I trust their taste...until proven wrong.