Deal was closed during Cannes festival
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Bill and Turner Ross’ documentary “Tchoupitoulas.”Deal was closed during Cannes. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and won awards at HotDocs, the Dallas Film Festival and the Ashland Independent Film Festival. It is the first film from the New Orleans-based Ross brothers since their 2009 documentary “45365.” “Tchoupitoulas” was produced by the Ross brothers along with Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey and Josh Penn of Court 13. Oscilloscope said “Tchoupitoulas” will be shown at festivals and select theatrical engagements later this year, with a digital release to follow. Pic follows three adolescent brothers as they journey through New Orleans over the course of one night, encountering a kaleidoscope of dancers, musicians, hustlers and revelers parading through the lamplit streets. David Laub and Dan Berger of Oscilloscope negotiated the deal with George Rush on behalf of the filmmakers.