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Oscilloscope at Ten

February 2 - March 8

The film distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories was founded in 2008 by Adam Yauch, a cinephile and filmmaker better known as MCA of the legendary hip hop group Beastie Boys, and David Fenkel, who would go on to co-found the production and distribution company A24. Since Yauch's death in 2012, Oscilloscope has been headed by Dan Berger, the company's only other original employee.

Although its name and logo evoke campy 1950s sci-fi, Oscilloscope soon became noted for its adventurous and wide-ranging selection of cutting-edge independent films. The company's acquisitions have racked up seven Oscar nominations so far, but more important is its continued dedication to risky and under-the-radar projects.

Oscilloscope releases shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center include DEAR ZACHARY, TREELESS MOUNTAIN, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, MEEK'S CUTOFF, MOTHER OF GEORGE, THE FITS, LOST IN PARIS, and many more. We are pleased to celebrate the company's tenth anniversary with this series of five of our favorite O-Scope offerings.

Special thanks to Andrew Carlin of Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Martin Rubin, Associate Director of Programming


Leading up to February 2, we'll be giving away amazing posters and t-shirts from Oscilloscope Laboratories! All drawings will be closed at noon on February 2, so enter now for your chance to win. Learn more about the different giveaways for each film by clicking through the individual films below.