Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Acquires Hal Ashby Documentary

Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Acquires Hal Ashby Documentary

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“The world needs more Hal Ashbys,” says Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger.

Hal

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Amy Scott’s documentary Hal following its recent world premiere at Sundance.

O-Scope plans to release the film theatrically this year after negotiating the deal with Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.

Hal Ashby is widely regarded as one of the great overlooked directors and was responsible for Harold And Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home, and Being There, among others.

Scott’s portrait accesses rare archival footage, personal letters and audio recordings to reveal the artist who frequently clashed with the Hollywood machine. …

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