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Oscilloscope Pictures

Works: 151 works in 368 publications in 7 languages and 25,413 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Environmental films  War films  Western films  Biographical films  Personal narratives  Comedy films 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oscilloscope Pictures
The messenger by Oren Moverman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnered with hard-line officer Tony Stone, Sgt. Will Montgomery is a battle-scarred war hero home from Iraq and newly assigned to the Army's Casualty Notification service. He faces this formidable mission while seeking comfort and healing back on the home front when he falls for the wife of a fallen soldier
Flow : for love of water( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis ... begging the question: Can anyone really own water?"--Container
Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst, and their own lack of faith in each other's instincts for survival. When they encounter a Native American, they must choose between following their guide or an "enemy."
No Impact Man by Colin Beavan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers
Wendy and Lucy by Kelly Reichardt( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy is down on her luck, but hoping to turn things around with a summer job in Alaska. Instead, she and her beloved dog Lucy find themselves stranded with no money in a small Oregon town
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
The garden by Scott Hamilton Kennedy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis
La nana = The maid by Sebastian Silva( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raquel has worked as a housemaid for an upper-class Santiago, Chile, family for 23 years. On Raquel's 41st birthday, Pilar Valdez and family force the sullen, withdrawn maid to emerge from her kitchen sanctum and join the family for a celebration, but her discomfort is as strong as the family's need to acknowledge their awkward dependence on her. Raquel becomes unable to care for the house alone and new help is hired, which throws her into a jealous frenzy. The home soon becomes the stage for Raquel's darkly comedic tricks as she drives away anyone trying to take her place
Dear Zachary : a letter to a son about his father( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne begins making a film for Zachary, son of his oldest friend who was murdered by Zachary's mother. The film's focus shifts to Zachary's grandparents as they fight to win custody of Zachary from the woman who took their son's life
Tell them anything you want : a portrait of Maurice Sendak( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life
Que horas ela volta? by Anna Muylaert( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Portuguese and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern-day São Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers' needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val's estranged daughter Jessica shows up, the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray
Beautiful Losers( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world
Hello I must be going( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy is a recent divorcee who seeks refuge in the suburban Connecticut home of her parents. Demoralized and directionless, Amy begins an affair with 19 year old actor Jeremy that reignites her passion for life and jumpstarts her independence
Coherence by Biji Takayama( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, 8 friends at a dinner party start experiencing strange and mysterious events on the night a comet is passing close to Earth. Soon it becomes clear that nothing and no one are what they appear
Unmistaken Child by Nati Baratz( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the 4-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa, to search for his master's reincarnation, a child who may be anywhere in the world. Includes featurettes
Polina by Valerie Muller( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl studies classical ballet. As a young woman she turns to modern dance and choreography
The exiles( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Namu ŏmnŭn san = Treeless mountain by So-yŏng Kim( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Korean and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William S. Burroughs : a Man Within by Yony Leyser( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Burroughs: the Beats éminence grise, "literary outlaw," culture hero to generations of poets, musicians, artists, and filmmakers who had their minds blown by his 1959 classic, banned-in-America "Naked Lunch." This film covers his life in a straightforward manner, but the portrait drawn is at odds with the character who wrote in outlandish graphic detail about then-forbidden sexuality in the 1950s and '60s. Heir to a family that lost its money, Harvard-educated and conservative in his attire, Burroughs--despite fame and acclaim--was troubled, reserved, and battled with addiction his entire life. Despite the openness of his prose, this film reveals Burroughs in the contradictions he embodied--a man generously affectionate with friends and acolytes, whose avuncular veneer covered up a haunting, enduring loneliness
Kisses by Lance Daly( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being abused by their dysfunctional families, pre-teen neighbors Dylan and Kylie decide to run away from home on Christmas Eve. The two set off in search of Dylan's brother who had made his own escape two years prior. After a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin, their dreams for a better life have dissolved and the two decide to return home, but only after swearing eternal friendship
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Alternative Names

controlled identityOscilloscope Laboratories

O-Scope Pictures

Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm). Oscilloscope Pictures

Oscilloscope Laboratories. Oscilloscope Pictures