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2019 OSCAR SHORTS - DOCUMENTARY
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Monday, Feb 11, 2019 3:30 PM
Our popular annual tradition of screening the Oscar-nominated short films continues with a presentation of all three programs: Animated, Live Action and Documentary!
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General Admission Adult Matinee - $7.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $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 short stories. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 24 - join us for our FREE Blue Carpet Bash!

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

2019 OSCAR-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Rating Note: This program is rated R and includes violence, language and adult themes.


BLACK SHEEP
Dir. Ed Perkins, UK, 27 minutes

Everything changed for Cornelius Walker when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius's mother, scared for her son't safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly finds himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hate them.


END GAME

Dirs. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes

Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? End Game probes these questions are more in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.


A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN

Dir. Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes

In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism - an event largely forgotten from American History. Made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, A Night at the Garden transports audiences to this chilling gathering.

LIFEBOAT (pictured above)
Dir. Skye Fitzgerald, USA, 34 minutes

Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.


PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE

Dir. Rayka Zehtabchi, USA, 26 minutes

In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution as they fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation.