The Past Is A Grotesque Animal centers on the Athens, GA-based indie pop band of Montreal and is in postproduction after a Kickstarter campaign that raised almost $95,000. Oscilloscope has acquired worldwide rights to the Jason Miller-helmed pic, and plans to release it this year. The movie focuses on frontman Kevin Barnes, whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him — family and bandmates alike — he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question is this really worth it? “As fans of of Montreal, we have been excited by this project since we first became aware of it via Kickstarter,” Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger and David Laub said today in announcing the pickup. “We were exceptionally pleased when The Past Is A Grotesque Animal turned out to be an incredibly well-made, relatable film and are extremely excited to come on board at this early stage to unleash it upon the masses.” Said Miller: “I’m not sure if they actually liked the whole film, or just the scene with Kevin Barnes’ penis flapping around, but either way, I’m thrilled to release my first film with the infamous Oscilloscope Laboratories!” Jason Miller and Andrew Napier produced and edited, and Matt Lunsford and Seth Hubbard of Polyvinyl Records exec produced the Shrine production.
Oscilloscope Buys Kickstarter-Funded Rock Docu ‘The Past Is A Grotesque Animal’
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