The New York-based distributor has bought North American rights to the ‘colour guard’ performance documentary produced by musician David Byrne.

New York-based distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has bought North American rights to performance documentary Contemporary Color, produced by musician David Byrne.

The film premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Best Documentary Cinematography and Best Documentary Editing awards. Oscilloscope plans a US theatrical release next year, with releases on all ancillary platforms to follow.

Directed by Bill Ross and Turner Ross, the film documents a 2015 event in Brooklyn in which performers including St Vincent, Nelly Furtado and Devonté Hynes collaborated with teams from across North America on ‘colour guard’ performances - synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles and sabres.

The film was produced by the Department of Motion Pictures’ Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald with Byrne. Creative Artists Agency arranged financing and brokered the distribution deal.