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Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)

Overview
Works: 214 works in 623 publications in 7 languages and 37,011 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Biography  Film adaptations  History  Experimental films  Environmental films  Fiction 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)
Exit through the gift shop by Banksy( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. It follows an eccentric Los Angeles based French shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. This fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence is modern-day fairytale ... with bolt cutters." -- Back of container
We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined."--Imdb
Flow : for love of water( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,249 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 )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 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.'
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 951 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
Embrace of the serpent = El abrazo de la serpiente by Ciro Guerra( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant."--Publisher's website
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
No Impact Man by Colin Beavan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 878 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
Kedi by Ceyda Torun( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Turkish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could
Wendy and Lucy by Kelly Reichardt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy is down on her luck, but hoping to turn things around with a summer job in Alaska. Instead, she finds herself stranded with no money in a small Oregon town
A Film Unfinished by Yael Hersonski( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Lost in Paris by Dominique Abel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and French and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom, the affable, but annoying tramp who just won't leave her alone
Wuthering heights by Andrea Arnold( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic love story that spans childhood into adulthood, the film follows Heathcliff, an outsider taken in and given a home by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his rough-hewn son, Hindley. Years later, when Earnshaw dies, the young adults must finally confront the intense feelings and destructive rivalries that have developed between them"--Container
Art and craft by Sam Cullman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It follows the story of Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods. While the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States
The fits by Royalty Hightower( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old tomboy Toni is bewitched by the tight-knit dance team she sees practicing in the same Cincinnati gymnasium where she boxes with her brother. Enamored by the power and confidence of the strong community of girls, Toni neglects her boxing, and instead eagerly absorbs the dance routines and drills. But when a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is challenged
Madeline's Madeline( Visual )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gifted but troubled biracial teenager is torn between her protective mother and the theater director who pushes her to use her personal struggles in her art
Burma VJ : reporting from a closed country by Anders Østergaard( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom"--Container
William S. Burroughs : a Man Within by Yony Leyser( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 523 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
Dear Zachary : a letter to a son about his father( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 521 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
After Tiller( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"AFTER TILLER intimately explores the highly controversial subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and unique exploration of one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they've done so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way."--Oscilloscope Laboratories website
 
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