Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oscilloscope Laboratories

OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES is an NYC-based feature film distribution company. They distribute unique, independently produced films in theaters, on TV, DVD, internationally, and via osmosis.

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  • The Messenger

    Directed by Oren Moverman • Drama • With Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi • 2009 • 113 minutes

    Co-written by Oren Moverman and Alessandro Camon, THE MESSENGER is a powerful and tender story about a returned war hero making his first steps toward a normal life. In his f...

  • No Ordinary Man

    Directed by Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt • Documentary • With Susan Stryker, Stephan Pennington, Billy Tipton Jr. • 2020 • 80 minutes

    American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with his band The Billy Tipton Trio. A...

  • November

    Directed by Rainer Sarnet • Drama • With Rea Lest, Jörgen Liik, Arvo Kukumägi • 2017 • 115 minutes

    NOVEMBER is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam, Rainer Sarnet’s third feature film is a bold, twisted fairy tale about unrequited love. In NOVEMBER, the ...

  • Obscene

    Directed by Daniel O'Connor, Neil Ortenberg • Documentary • With Barney Rosset, Amiri Baraka, Lawrence Ferlinghetti • 2007 • 97 minutes

    OBSCENE is the definitive film biography of Barney Rosset, the influential publisher of Grove Press and the Evergreen Review. He acquired the then fledgling Gro...

  • The Paranoids

    Directed by Gabriel Medina • Drama • With Daniel Hendler, Jazmin Stuart, Walter Jakob, Martin Feldman • 2009 • 101 minutes

    Gabriel Medina's wonderfully crafted debut feature is a fresh, visually innovative, and often hilarious glimpse into the lives of some very offbeat, yet human, characters. T...

  • Polina

    Directed by Valérie Müller & Angelin Preljocaj • Drama • With Juliette Binoche, Anastasia Shevtsova, Veronika Zhovnytska, Niels Schneider, Jer Em Ie Bel Ingard • 2017 • 108 minutes

    Rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist instructor, Polina (played by Anastasia Shevtsova, a profes...

  • Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets

    Directed by Florian Habicht • Documentary • With Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle • 2014 • 89 minutes

    Though culminating with the farewell concert the band played to thousands of adoring fans in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP is by no means a traditional concert film or rock ...

  • Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

    Directed by Markus Heidingsfelder, Min Tesch • Documentary • With Dirk Baecker, Cecil Balmond, Rem Koolhaas • 2008 • 98 minutes

    Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations--such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, ...

  • River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt)

    Directed by Kelly Reichardt • Drama • With Lisa Donaldson, Larry Fessenden • 1995 • 81 minutes

    RIVER OF GRASS (1994), Kelly Reichardt’s darkly funny debut feature, brought the writer/director back to the setting of her adolescence, the suburban landscape of southern Florida, where she grew up wi...

  • The Road Movie

    Directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov • Documentary • 2018 • 70 minutes

    A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s THE ROAD MOVIE is a stunning compilation of video footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard ca...

  • The Second Mother

    Directed by Anna Muylaert • Drama • With Regina Casé, Michel Joelsas • 2015 • 110 minutes

    An excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every on...

  • So Late So Soon

    Directed by Daniel Hymanson • Documentary • With Jackie Seiden, Don Seiden • 2020 • 71 minutes

    Half a century into their marriage, Chicago artists Jackie and Don Seiden approach the fragility of their elderly lives in their own distinct ways. Jackie, notorious for her unbounded energy, is consta...

  • Soul of a Banquet

    Directed by Wayne Wang • Documentary • 2014 • 78 minutes

    Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and ...

  • Stations of the Elevated

    Directed by Manfred Kirchheimer • Documentary • 1981 • 46 minutes

    Stations of the Elevated (1981) is a 45-minute city symphony directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of graffiti- covered elevated subway ...

  • Los Sures

    Directed by Diego Echeverria • Documentary • 1984 • 57 minutes

    Diego Echeverria’s LOS SURES probes the residents of the Southside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, pre-gentrification. Poverty, drugs, gang violence, crime, abandoned real estate, racial
    tension, single-parent homes, and inadequate local ...

  • Summer 1993

    Directed by Carla Simón • Drama • With Laia Artigas, Paula Robles • 2017 • 96 minutes

    In Carla Simon’s touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother’s apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes. Although her aunt, unc...

  • A Teacher

    Directed by Hannah Fidell • Drama • With Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain • 2012 • 76 minutes

    Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenag...

  • The Twentieth Century

    Directed by Matthew Rankin • Drama • With Dan Beirne, Mikhaïl Ahooja • 2019 • 90 minutes

    Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by...

  • Terribly Happy

    Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz • Drama • With Jakob Cedergren, Lene Maria Christensen, Kim Bodnia • 2010 • 104 minutes

    Robert Hanson (Jakob Cedergren) is a Copenhagen police officer who, following a nervous breakdown, is transferred to a small provincial town to take on the mysteriously vacated M...

  • The Thorn in the Heart

    Directed by Michel Gondry • Documentary • With N/A • 2009 • 86 minutes

    THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) is a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. Michel examines Suzette's years as a sc...

  • We Are Little Zombies

    Directed by Makoto Nagahisa • Drama • With Keita Ninomiya, Mondo Okumura, Satoshi Mizuno, Sena Nakajima • 2019 • 120 minutes

    When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bologn...

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Directed by Lynne Ramsay • Drama • With Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller • 2010 • 112 minutes

    A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing...

  • Wendy and Lucy

    Directed by Kelly Reichardt • Drama • With Michelle Williams, Walter Dalton, Will Oldham, John Robinson, Larry Fessenden, Will Patton • 2008 • 80 minutes

    Proving why she is one of the most highly-regarded auteurs of current cinema, Kelly Reichardt's (OLD JOY) subtle storytelling technique uses a...

  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

    Directed by David Evans • Documentary • 2016 • 92 minutes

    A bracingly rigorous examination of inherited guilt and pain, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials but possess starkly contrasting attitudes towa...