2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films—Documentary
Thursday Feb 20 01:00 PM
Thursday Feb 20 07:30 PM
Friday Feb 21 01:00 PM
Friday Feb 21 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Total runtime: 184 minutes (plus one intermission)
Catch this year’s Oscar-nominated documentary shorts before the 86th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2! The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the best short films from across the globe, collected together in one special cinematic showcase. With feature-length documentaries enjoying a golden age, short documentaries are not following far behind.
Live Action and Animated Oscar Nominated Short Films will screen at Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8 starting on Jan 31.
Documentary Program A
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Directed by Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed. 2013. Canada/USA/UK. 39 mins. English
At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.
Karama Has No Walls
Directed by Sara Ishaq. 2013. UAE/UK/Yemen. 26 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.
When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
Directed by Jason Cohen. 2013. USA. 26 mins. English
As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
Documentary Program B
Directed by Jeffrey Karoff. 2013. USA. 39 mins. English
New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Directed by Edgar Barens. 2013. USA/English, 40 mins. English
In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
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