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Oscilloscope waves the flag for “Contemporary Color”

The New York-based distributor has acquired the North American rights to Bill and Turner Ross's award-winning doc (pictured), produced by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne.
July 4, 2016

New York-based distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to Bill and Turner Ross’ award-winning documentary Contemporary Color (pictured), produced by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne.

The 97-minute film captures a 2015 performance at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center for which color guard teams – synchronized dancers who perform with flags, rifles and sabers – performed routines to live music by St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Zola Jesus, Blood Orange, Ad-Rock and others.

The doc – which was produced by Byrne, Josh Penn, Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey – took home best cinematography and best editing honors in the World Documentary Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

The distribution deal was brokered by CAA, which also arranged the film’s financing.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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