Oscilloscope spends time in 'The Garden'

Acquires North American rights to Oscar-nominated doc

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American distribution rights to Scott Hamilton Kennedy's Oscar-nominated feature documentary "The Garden," which looks at a community garden in South Central Los Angeles. A spring theatrical release is planned.

Adam Yauch, head of Oscilloscope, said, "Urban gardens, especially those that provide a source of food, are so rare that it's painful to see how they can be crushed by the greed of an entitled few. I'm honored to be a part of getting this powerful film out in front people. Hopefully it will bring attention to the issue and seed more urban gardening in our cities."

The deal was negotiated by David Fenkel for Oscilloscope and David Garber of Lantern Lane Entertainment on behalf of Impact Partners and Kennedy.