Oscilloscope picks up Spike Jonze doc

Film follows Maurice Sendak at home and at work

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze's documentary "Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak."

The distributor will release it on March 2 on DVD, timed to coincide with the DVD release of Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are," adapted from Sendak's book of the same name.

HBO previously acquired U.S. broadcast rights.

"This film grew out of several years of documenting Maurice as he engaged us in conversations around his home and drawing table," Bangs said. "His rigorous minded candor and startling, challenging ideas about life and loss would keep ricocheting around your head after each visit, and now make up this film."
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