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Oscar Shorts: Animated, Live Action, Documentary
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 12:30 to 7:00 pm

Oscar Shorts: Animated, Live Action, Documentary

Arthur Bell Auditorium


For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

Animated: 12:30 to 1:45 pm
Documentary: 2:00 to 4:20 pm
Live Action: 4:30 to 6:20pm. Disturbing content, please see synopsis below.
Tickets for all three films: $20, members $16.00
OR: single film screening: $10, members $8.00

ANIMATED SHORTS (75 minutes)

Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Wishing Box – 6 minutes
Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (137 minutes)

Documentary – R (violence, language, and adult themes)

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (108 minutes)

Live Action – R (violence, language, and adult themes)

Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes
Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes
Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes
Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes
Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes

LIVE ACTION Synopses:

MADRE
Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.
FAUVE
Synopsis: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild, the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
MARGUERITE
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and helps her make peace with her past.
DETAINMENT
Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
SKIN
Synopsis: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.


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