With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action, and Documentary – this is your chance to see all of the Oscar nominated short films on the big screen! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
The Oscar Shorts will be divided into three separate programs: Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. Separate admission is charged for each program. A festival pass, good for admission to all three programs, will be available at the Ross Box Office. PASS PRICES: General Admission $15 / Seniors, Military $12.50 / Students, Children, Members $10
LIVE ACTION SHORTS
108 minutes / suggested rating: R (violence, language, and adult themes)
(Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes)
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 minutes)
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. 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 minutes)
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 minutes)
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 minutes)
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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