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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 3:30 PM
Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with presentations of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!
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General Admission Adult Matinee - $7.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

 
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"Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees." -San Francisco Chronicle

 "Short films remain a great way to discover new talent in its infancy. Past short film winners have included John Lasseter, Peter Capaldi, Jim Henson, Don Siegel, Taylor Hackford and Steven Wright." -RogerEbert.com 

FilmScene is pleased to continue our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films. A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26--join us for our Blue Carpet Bash!

All three programs featuring every Academy Award nominee in the Animated, Live Action, and Documentary Shorts programs will screen multiple times thru February with individual ticketing for each program.

2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS

Parental Rating Note: The Live Action Shorts program is recommended as suitable for ages 15 and up.

SING
Dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes

Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth.

SILENT NIGHTS
Dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes

Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana. When his daughter becomes ill, he is forced to steal money from the homeless shelter to pay the hospital bill. Inger believe his lie about the theft, and when Kwame moves in with Inger they are happy for a while… until the day when Kwame’s mobile phone reveals everything about his life in Ghana.

TIMECODE
Dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes

Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

ENNEMIS INTERIEURS
Dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes

An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s.

LA FEMME ET LA TGV
Dr. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes

Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters – two anonymous writers sharing their world with each other...until the day the train line gets cancelled. The story is inspired by true events and stars César Award nominee Jane Birkin.