Thursday, August 19, 2010

Movies: Monogamy

Some good news about Monogamy, the indie film Rashida shot last year. Thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories and founder Adam Yauch (aka "MCA" from the Beastie Boys) it will be getting a theatrical release some time early next year.


"Oscilloscope Acquires Monogamy"

Oscilloscope Laboratories has announced that it has acquired US rights to Dana Adam Shapiro’s (director of award-winning doc “Murderball”), narrative feature film debut “Monogamy,” starring Chris Messina, Rashida Jones and Meital Dohan. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April where it won the Best New York Narrative Award. Oscilloscope will release the film theatrically in early 2011.

As described by Oscilloscope:

“Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Messina) establishes a hobby: he’s hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them as they go about their days. Things go smoothly until a sexy exhibitionist (Dohan) leads him into an all-consuming obsession. Stalking her day and night, the woman’s mysterious public trysts send Theo reeling, forcing him to confront uncomfortable truths about his sex life at home. ‘Monogamy’ is an acutely observed portrait of a relationship on the brink, a timely tale of masculinity in crisis in the face of fantasy and fear of commitment.”

The film features a special appearance and an original song by chart-topping hip hop recording artist B.o.B., as well as music by Elbow, Can, Califone, Stars of the Lid, and an original song performed by Rashida Jones.

--by Peter Knegt, August 16

Info via indieWIRE