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February 25, 2009 11:37 AM
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Oscilloscope Gets "The Garden"

A scene from Scott Hamilton Kennedy's "The Garden." Photo provided by Oscilloscope

Scott Hamilton Kennedy's "The Garden," nominated for an Oscar for best documentary this year, has been acquired for North American distibution by Oscilloscope, Adam Yauch's film company. Set for a theatrical release this Spring, the film will hit DVD this summer.

The documentary is the story of the battle for the largest community garden in the U.S., based in South Central Los Angeles.

"Urban gardens, especially those that provide a source of food, are so rare that it's painful to see how they can be crushed by the greed of an entitled few," Adam Yauch said in a statement today, "I'm honored to be a part of getting this powerful film out in front people. Hopefully it will bring attention to the issue and seed more urban gardening in our cities."

Oscilloscope's David Fenkel negotiated the deal with David Garber of Lantern Lane Entertainment on behalf of Impact Partners and Kennedy.

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