2019 Oscar Shorts – Live Action
Saturday Feb 09 01:00 PM
Thursday Feb 14 01:00 PM
Sunday Feb 24 01:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 26 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. 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 world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb 24.
CONTENT WARNING: This year’s Live Action Shorts nominees contain especially heavy themes and adult content including imperiled children, murder, and racial violence comparable to an R rating.
Full lineup (109 min)
Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 min
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 horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 min
Set in a surface mine, two boys alone in the wild sink into a seemingly innocent game with mother nature as the sole observer. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 min
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 min
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.
Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 min
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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