Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired world rights to feature documentary This Much We Know and will be representing the film for international territories at the Cannes market.
Feature debut of director Frances Henderson, the film had its world premiere at last year’s Camden International festival and also screened at the Doc NYC and Big Sky festivals. Oscilloscope Laboratories will release the film in the US in autumn.
Based off the book
About A Mountain by John D’Agata and produced by Joey Carey & Keith Miller, the movie follows Henderson on her journey to Las Vegas as she grieves the suicide of a close friend and investigates Las Vegas’ attempt to bury decades worth of nuclear waste. Henderson commented: “Twelve years in the making, this film is a deeply personal yet universally relatable story that wrestles with what we can and cannot know and the toll that burying one’s shame takes on an individual and a society.”
Oscilloscope’s Dan Berger added: “As serious and challenging as the subject matter is, it was refreshing to see the unique and auteurist take on storytelling that Frances brought to
This Much We Know. It may seem counterintuitive, but the fact that the film makes you think increases the emotional resonance. It’s a true achievement.”