Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oscilloscope Laboratories We're distributing films to raise money to complete work on a time machine. Soon we'll fold space and time. Oscilloscope Laboratories is a film production and theatrical distribution entity launched in 2008 by Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys.

Yauch modeled the company after the indie record labels that he grew up around, choosing films and then marketing them with the same artistic integrity with which they were made. The company, which is an extension of Yauch’s recording studio of the same name, has an in-house DVD distribution and production arm, and the paper packaging is reminiscent of the heyday of LP record jackets. All of the c

Yauch modeled the company after the indie record labels that he grew up around, choosing films and then marketing them with the same artistic integrity with which they were made. The company, which is an extension of Yauch’s recording studio of the same name, has an in-house DVD distribution and production arm, and the paper packaging is reminiscent of the heyday of LP record jackets. All of the c

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Special Q&A screenings of NO ORDINARY MAN tonight at Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland in Richmond...
07/30/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN - A film by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt

Special Q&A screenings of NO ORDINARY MAN tonight at Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland in Richmond, and Magic Lantern on Main in Spokane! Find showtimes and tickets at noordinaryman.oscilloscope.net.

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. When his birth s*x was revealed at the time of his death in the late 80s, Tipton’s life was framed as the story of an ambitious woman pass...

NO ORDINARY MAN opens in new theaters tomorrow, including Landmark Theatres Embracadero in San Francisco and Shattuck Ci...
07/29/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN - A film by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt

NO ORDINARY MAN opens in new theaters tomorrow, including Landmark Theatres Embracadero in San Francisco and Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, where acclaimed author, filmmaker, educator, and featured scholar from the film Susan Stryker will lead a Q&A after the 7:10pm show!

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. When his birth s*x was revealed at the time of his death in the late 80s, Tipton’s life was framed as the story of an ambitious woman pass...

It's peak summer 2021 right now, but I'd love to swing it on back to SUMMER 1993, Carla Simón's gracefully bittersweet &...
07/28/2021
SUMMER 1993 - A film by Carla Simón

It's peak summer 2021 right now, but I'd love to swing it on back to SUMMER 1993, Carla Simón's gracefully bittersweet & life-affirming drama about the most formative months of one very special six year old girl.

In Carla Simón’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, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it’s only very slowly that ...

These new O-Scope tees are so good you'll want to wear them over a long sleeve like it's 2001 and you're about to hit up...
07/27/2021

These new O-Scope tees are so good you'll want to wear them over a long sleeve like it's 2001 and you're about to hit up PacSun! Only available in the O-Scope store.

NO ORDINARY MAN is the WNYC Documentary of the Week! Thanks Thom Powers! NOW PLAYING in cities across the country, and o...
07/26/2021
Billy Tipton is "No Ordinary Man" | Documentary of the Week | WNYC

NO ORDINARY MAN is the WNYC Documentary of the Week! Thanks Thom Powers! NOW PLAYING in cities across the country, and opening this Friday in Berkeley, Spokane, Indianapolis, Richmond, and San Francisco! Get tickets & learn more at noordinaryman.oscilloscope.net.

"No Ordinary Man" examines the life of jazz musician Billy Tipton, who became an inspiration to the transgender community after his death in 1989.

Yea we gotta go 'camera off' for this Monday morning Zoom meeting. What did you watch this weekend??
07/26/2021

Yea we gotta go 'camera off' for this Monday morning Zoom meeting.

What did you watch this weekend??

Yea we gotta go 'camera off' for this Monday morning Zoom meeting.

What did you watch this weekend??

New on the Musings blog, Marya Gates explores the self-reflective career of Ethan Hawke through nine of his essential fi...
07/21/2021
Isn’t Everything Autobiographical?: Ethan Hawke In Nine Films And A Novel by Marya Gates

New on the Musings blog, Marya Gates explores the self-reflective career of Ethan Hawke through nine of his essential films. What's your favorite performance from the Oscar-nominated poet-philosopher?

When asked during his first ever on-camera interview if he’d like to continue acting, a young Ethan Hawke replied, “I don’t know if it’s going to be there, but I’d like to do it.” He then gives a...

NO ORDINARY MAN is now playing in NYC & L.A., but we also open some great cities this Friday! Come out and join us in Ro...
07/20/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN - A film by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt

NO ORDINARY MAN is now playing in NYC & L.A., but we also open some great cities this Friday!

Come out and join us in Rochester & Ithaca NY, Columbus OH, Winston-Salem NC, Hartford CT, and Encino & Pasadena CA. Find tickets on the site!

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. When his birth s*x was revealed at the time of his death in the late 80s, Tipton’s life was framed as the story of an ambitious woman pass...

It's a Cannes Twofer-Tuesday here in the Lab. We're honored to announce two new acquisitions: Matteo Zoppis & Alessio Ri...
07/20/2021

It's a Cannes Twofer-Tuesday here in the Lab. We're honored to announce two new acquisitions: Matteo Zoppis & Alessio Rigo de Righi's gorgeous folkloric epic THE TALE OF KING CRAB, and Marie Amiguet's awe-inspring, contemplative documentary THE VELVET QUEEN. Stay tuned for more on these very special films!

It's a Cannes Twofer-Tuesday here in the Lab. We're honored to announce two new acquisitions: Matteo Zoppis & Alessio Rigo de Righi's gorgeous folkloric epic THE TALE OF KING CRAB, and Marie Amiguet's awe-inspring, contemplative documentary THE VELVET QUEEN. Stay tuned for more on these very special films!

Looks like we're going to have great weather for tonight's Rooftop Films screening of OCTOBER COUNTRY in Green-Wood Ceme...
07/19/2021
October Country (with Live Score)

Looks like we're going to have great weather for tonight's Rooftop Films screening of OCTOBER COUNTRY in Green-Wood Cemetery, with a live score! Don't miss a night of food, music, and cinema... and maybe some other O-Scope goodies 😼

World premiere of a live score by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher.

Monday hits hard and it don't play fair!Watch anything good this weekend? Besides NO ORDINARY MAN, of course...
07/19/2021

Monday hits hard and it don't play fair!

Watch anything good this weekend? Besides NO ORDINARY MAN, of course...

Monday hits hard and it don't play fair!

Watch anything good this weekend? Besides NO ORDINARY MAN, of course...

"A fascinating deconstruction of history, culture, and identity, NO ORDINARY MAN raises so many crucial questions - and ...
07/17/2021
‘No Ordinary Man’ Shatters Stereotypes About Transgender Men

"A fascinating deconstruction of history, culture, and identity, NO ORDINARY MAN raises so many crucial questions - and answers them so thoughtfully - that it moves beyond entertainment into the realm of essential text."

What a beautiful quote from The Wrap! NO ORDINARY MAN is now playing at IFC Center & Landmark's Nuart Theatre with special Q&As tonight!

It wasn't until after jazz musician Billy Tipton died that his family and the world learned of his secret. But this film does more than reframe his life; it shines a new light on men whose lives are too often overlooked.

NO ORDINARY MAN is 🎷now playing🎷 at IFC Center in New York City and Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, before expa...
07/16/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN - A film by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt

NO ORDINARY MAN is 🎷now playing🎷 at IFC Center in New York City and Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, before expanding to a fantastic selection of indie cinemas nationwide.

This is such a special film that tells a vital story in an exciting and innovative way. It's extra special for us as our first theatrical documentary in well over a year, so we really hope you check it out this weekend!

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. When his birth s*x was revealed at the time of his death in the late 80s, Tipton’s life was framed as the story of an ambitious woman pass...

A really fantastic review of NO ORDINARY MAN from our friends at The Daily Beast will get you all jazzed up and excited ...
07/15/2021
The Celebrated Jazz Musician Who Was Secretly Trans

A really fantastic review of NO ORDINARY MAN from our friends at The Daily Beast will get you all jazzed up and excited for our big opening tomorrow. Join us at IFC Center in New York and the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles from special Q&A shows through the weekend!

The doc “No Ordinary Man” examines the life of Billy Tipton, a talented jazz artist in the 1940s and 1950s who, upon his death, was revealed to have been assigned female at birth.

Celebrate Ingmar Bergman's bergthday with SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN, Margarethe von Trotta's examination of the maste...
07/14/2021
Searching for Ingmar Bergman - A film by Margarethe von Trotta

Celebrate Ingmar Bergman's bergthday with SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN, Margarethe von Trotta's examination of the master's life & work though his closest collaborators, as well as contemporary filmmakers he's influenced.

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman’s life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes...

Feeling hella 🎷jazzed up🎷 that tickets are on sale to see NO ORDINARY MAN at IFC Center starting *this Friday* with spec...
07/13/2021
IFC Center - No Ordinary Man

Feeling hella 🎷jazzed up🎷 that tickets are on sale to see NO ORDINARY MAN at IFC Center starting *this Friday* with special Q&A shows!

Don't miss this illuminating, innovative documentary that enshrines the legacy of midcentury trans jazz legend Billy Tipton. Theatrical docs are back, baby!

With co-director Chase Joynt and interview subject Marquise Vilsón in person Friday following the 7:55pm show + Q&A on Saturday with Chase Joynt following the 7:55pm show! American jazz musician Billy Tipton developed a reputable touring and recording career in the mid-twentieth century, along with...

Absolutely thrilled to share our latest acquisition. Fresh out of Cannes Directors' Fortnight, CLARA SOLA is a truly spe...
07/13/2021
Oscilloscope Buys Buzzy Cannes Directors’ Fortnight Pic ‘Clara Sola’

Absolutely thrilled to share our latest acquisition. Fresh out of Cannes Directors' Fortnight, CLARA SOLA is a truly special, magical film that will leave you in total awe.

EXCLUSIVE: Oscilloscope Laboratories has swooped on North American rights to Costa Rican-Swedish filmmaker Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature Clara Sola here in Cannes. The film generated to …

First Monday post Cannes, excited to see what happens next!What did y'all watch this weekend? Any highlights?
07/12/2021

First Monday post Cannes, excited to see what happens next!

What did y'all watch this weekend? Any highlights?

First Monday post Cannes, excited to see what happens next!

What did y'all watch this weekend? Any highlights?

NO ORDINARY MAN opens at the Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles next Friday with special Q&A shows throughout the w...
07/09/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN Info & Tickets | Landmark Theatres West Los Angeles,CA

NO ORDINARY MAN opens at the Landmark's Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles next Friday with special Q&A shows throughout the weekend! Tickets are on sale now. See you there!

Book tickets & view the latest movie showtimes for NO ORDINARY MAN at Landmark Theatres Nuart Theatre,CA

Actual photo of New Yorkers trying to take the subway last night😓
07/09/2021

Actual photo of New Yorkers trying to take the subway last night😓

Actual photo of New Yorkers trying to take the subway last night😓

Searing and provocative teen drama LES NÔTRES is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a staggering 90% of positive re...
07/08/2021
LES NÔTRES

Searing and provocative teen drama LES NÔTRES is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a staggering 90% of positive reviews! This French-Canadian film – featuring a star-making turn by Émilie Bierre – is available to watch on VOD platforms everywhere.

In the face of many provincial dramas, the tight-knit community of Sainte-Adeline, Quebec, has always remained united. But when a shockwave engulfs this sleepy community, the townsfolk are forced to confront their contradictions. When it’s discovered that popular high school sophomore Magalie is p...

Tickets are now on sale for select opening weekend Q&A screenings of NO ORDINARY MAN at the Landmark's Nuart Theatre! Ca...
07/07/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN Info & Tickets | Landmark Theatres West Los Angeles,CA

Tickets are now on sale for select opening weekend Q&A screenings of NO ORDINARY MAN at the Landmark's Nuart Theatre! Can't wait to see you there, with special appearances by some of the film's outstanding creators.

Book tickets & view the latest movie showtimes for NO ORDINARY MAN at Landmark Theatres Nuart Theatre,CA

Every new week is an opportunity to live your truth. O-Scope wishes all of you godspeed on your journey of self-discover...
07/06/2021

Every new week is an opportunity to live your truth. O-Scope wishes all of you godspeed on your journey of self-discovery.

What did you watch this weekend?

Every new week is an opportunity to live your truth. O-Scope wishes all of you godspeed on your journey of self-discovery.

What did you watch this weekend?

Happy 100th anniversary of the best party ever!
07/04/2021

Happy 100th anniversary of the best party ever!

Happy 100th anniversary of the best party ever!

07/01/2021
CatVideoFest 2021 - Official Trailer HD

CatVideoFest is back for 2021! 🐱 We're excited to bring this yearly celebration to theaters across the country starting 7/24. It's an annual experience of feline joy & community, and each screening helps local cats in need!

Find a theater near you at catvideofest.com!

KEDI 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO never got out of development hell but this shirt will live on its honor. The Lightning Bolt Ca...
06/30/2021

KEDI 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO never got out of development hell but this shirt will live on its honor. The Lightning Bolt Cat Tee combines the energy of KEDI Film with CatVideoFest to create a super-powered feline hero for the ages.

100% organic cotton, made in USA tees are available now in limited quantities!

So proud to be a part of this. Silo The Film and Easton Corbin invite you to share your stories of life on the farm for ...
06/29/2021
The Only Life I Know — Silo The Film

So proud to be a part of this. Silo The Film and Easton Corbin invite you to share your stories of life on the farm for a chance to be a part of Easton's new music video for his song "The Only Life I Know", as featured on the SILO soundtrack! Click for more info.

Share your farm story for a chance to be part of the new official music video for Easton Corbin's "The Only Life I Know," as featured in "SILO"

BRWC sounds like the ultimate movie trivia team name. We're so glad they like LES NÔTRES! Watch this absorbing drama ton...
06/28/2021
Les Nôtres: Review | film reviews, interviews, features | BRWC

BRWC sounds like the ultimate movie trivia team name. We're so glad they like LES NÔTRES! Watch this absorbing drama tonight on your favorite VOD platforms like Apple TV, Fandango, Vudu, and more at lesnotres.oscilloscope.net.

"Les Nôtres" is a very interesting film which deals with a very important and serious subject, which benefits from excellent acting, good writing...

Happy Monday, you look fantastic. What did you watch this weekend??
06/28/2021

Happy Monday, you look fantastic.

What did you watch this weekend??

Happy Monday, you look fantastic.

What did you watch this weekend??

Is Chicago in the house?? Our friend Joe Swanberg is screening 2 O-Scope *new classics* this weekend: VHYES & THE LOVE W...
06/25/2021

Is Chicago in the house?? Our friend Joe Swanberg is screening 2 O-Scope *new classics* this weekend: VHYES & THE LOVE WITCH! Did we mention they're on the roof of his VHS-only rentals & pizza joint? What can we say other than the man's a legend. Show up tonight & Sat!

Is Chicago in the house?? Our friend Joe Swanberg is screening 2 O-Scope *new classics* this weekend: VHYES & THE LOVE WITCH! Did we mention they're on the roof of his VHS-only rentals & pizza joint? What can we say other than the man's a legend. Show up tonight & Sat!

Can't ask for better cycling days than this, but you can ask for better protection from the sun & sweat for your preciou...
06/24/2021

Can't ask for better cycling days than this, but you can ask for better protection from the sun & sweat for your precious head.

The Team O-Scope Varsity Flyers cycling caps are made in America, heirloom quality pieces that also look really damn good.

Our meticulous restoration of Tom Noonan's masterful two-hander of isolated souls yearning for a connection is now avail...
06/23/2021
What Happened Was...

Our meticulous restoration of Tom Noonan's masterful two-hander of isolated souls yearning for a connection is now available on limited-edition DVD & Blu-ray.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Screenwriting Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, WHAT HAPPENED WAS... is Tom Noonan's directorial debut; a darkly humorous take on dating dread. Featuring powerhouse performances by Noonan and Karen Sillas as two lonely hearts spending one claustrophobic...

Very proud of the job Silo The Film has been doing to raise awareness of a myriad of issues facing America's farmers. Th...
06/22/2021
How a film about farmers strives to unite rural and urban America

Very proud of the job Silo The Film has been doing to raise awareness of a myriad of issues facing America's farmers. This heartfelt thriller is available to watch at silothefilm.com!

SILO is a heart-wrenching, inspired-by-true-events drama — one that took its filmmakers on an unexpected journey across America and to the places that Hollywood leaves behind.

The Monday Munchies, amiright? No? Just me? Oh...What did you watch this weekend??
06/21/2021

The Monday Munchies, amiright? No? Just me? Oh...

What did you watch this weekend??

The Monday Munchies, amiright? No? Just me? Oh...

What did you watch this weekend??

06/21/2021
NO ORDINARY MAN - Official Trailer HD

The documentary #NoOrdinaryManFilm introduces the world to Billy Tipton, midcentury jazz musician & modern-day trans legend.

Billy's incredible story, from directors Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt, arrives in theaters 7/16! Learn more at noordinaryman.oscilloscope.net.

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Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm

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My favorite live music memory is of taking my daughter to see Florence and the Machine at Shaky Knees festival in Atlanta. We were at the railing and she stayed on my shoulders a majority of the show. The folks in VIP must have felt bad for me because they told me to hoist her over the rail and then they let her stand in the seats. As we were leaving a man standing a fair distance back waited for us. He stopped me and told me that seeing me enjoy the concert with my daughter made his day, and that he looked forward to doing the same when he had children of his own. My daughter had the time of her life and it was just a great experience. It's because of interactions like this that I seek out and love live music.
My favorite live music memory, as requested by Danny Clinch.... That’s hard to choose one. A memorable one would be when I saw Blind Melon in late Summer, 1993 at an outdoor venue where I live in Ohio. I was waiting to hear Change and Deserted as those were my favorites at the time. It was unbelievably hot and I ended up with sun poisoning- and heard most of their set from the first aid tent... while I was half sick, it became a wonderful memory as I got older. I also saw Nirvana on Halloween, ‘93 in Akron, Ohio, and it was a weird show to say the least. Kurt wore a purple Barney head during part of the set. I am so grateful I was fortunate to be at those shows as both Shannon and Kurt were gone shortly after. I’ve become a Melon Superfan since, but those summer days listening to the radio in the early 90’s began it all.
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Positive day Precious Friends....thank you for putting The Wagon Man in your film....The King.....very interesting documentary....we truly enjoyed viewing it....Love to All....see you in the streets...
And there is more........:)