Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Bill Ross and Turner Ross’s Contemporary Color, the documentary featuring and produced by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne that bowed this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival. A 2017 theatrical release is planned.
The pic follows the summer 2015 live performance in Brooklyn organized by Byrne and staged at Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of Color Guard: a series of synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. He recruited performers including St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Ad-Rock, tUnE-yArDs, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces.
“Contemporary Color is an otherworldly blend of athleticism, grace, spirit, and art captured in an unbelievably electric and creative way,” Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger said “Watching CC isn’t just watching a film, it is experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime performance that is so much more than the sum of its set list.”
CAA arranged financing for the film and brokered the distribution deal.