OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2016

ANIMATION and LIVE ACTION Categories

The 2016 Oscar Nominated Short Films are being released to theaters for a short run prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 28.  The films are offered in separate screenings, by category. Here's your chance to see the shorts before Oscar Sunday!

Sat 2/20:  8pm: Live Action

Sun 2/21: 3pm: Animation

Sun 2/21: 5:30pm: Live Action

Mon 2/22: 7pm: Animation

Tue 2/23: 1pm: Live Action

 

Live Action

Ave Maria  The silent routine of 5 Palestinian nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect (PALESTINE/FRANCE/GERMANY/15MINS/2015)

Day One  Inspired by a true story, DAY ONE depicts a new translator’s first day accompanying a US Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist. As she quickly discovers, her job will bring up brutal complexities as gender and religious barriers emerge with lives hanging in the balance. (USA/25MINS/2014)

Everything Will Be Okay  A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can‘t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey. (GERMANY/AUSTRIA/30MINS/2015)

Shok  The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war. (KOSOVO/UNITED KINGDOM/21MINS/2015)

Stutterer  A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear. A roller-coaster ride of joy, doubt and romance in the digital age. (UK/IRELAND/12MINS/2015)

 

Animation

Bear Story  An old, lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. (CHILE/11MINS/2014)

Prologue  “Prologue” describes an incident in the Spartan-Athenian wars of 2,400 years ago. In it, a small girl bears witness as warriors battle to death. The dialog-free project utilizes natural sounds to complement the intense animation entirely animated by Richard Williams himself. Williams – who is best known for his work as animation director on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, his unfinished feature “The Thief and the Cobbler” and Academy Award-winning “A Christmas Carol “adaptation – has worked on the film for many years in between other projects. It was finally completed this year at the Aardman Studios in Bristol, U.K. (UK/6MINS/2015)

Sanjay’s Super Team  In Sanjay’s Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace. (USA/7MINS/2015)

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos  Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream.  (RUSSIA/16MINS/2014)

World of Tomorrow  A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. (USA/17MINS/2015)

All films are Unrated.

Trailers can be found at the ShortsHD Website

Show Dates & Times:

2/20/16 - Saturday

8:00 pm,

2/21/16 - Sunday

3:00 pm,
5:30 pm,

2/22/16 - Monday

7:00 pm,

2/23/16 - Tuesday

1:00 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50/Adults, $7.50/12 and under, Seniors, Matinees

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