Oscilloscope picks up “Oma and Bella”

New York-based Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to Alexa Karolinski's documentary Oma and Bella, making the film available yesterday (November 1) across online platforms.
November 2, 2012

New York-based Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired the North American rights to Alexa Karolinski’s documentary Oma and Bella, making the film available yesterday (November 1) across online platforms.

The doc focuses on Karolinski’s grandmother, Regina “Oma” Karolinski, and Bella Katz, two best friends living together in Berlin. The duo, who survived the Holocaust and stayed in Germany after the war, share their stories, jokes and advice, as well as their passion for cooking.

Oma and Bella had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, and has also screened at Hot Docs, Silverdocs, and the Woodstock Film Festival. The doc will have its New York City premiere on November 10 during Doc NYC.

In addition to Oscilloscope launching the film on online platforms, the distributor will roll out the film across more festivals and organize special screenings throughout the coming months.

The film was produced by Alexa Karolisnki along with Jeff Dupre and Maro Charnoff of Show of Force.

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