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 country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.
The Oscar Shorts will be divided into four separate program: Live Action, Animation, Documentary A, and DOCUMENTARY B. Separate admission is charged for each program. A festival pass, good for admission to all four programs, will be available at the Ross Box Office ($15 General Admission / $12.50 Seniors, Military / $10 Students, Members, Children).
(82 minutes) / Suggested rating: R
Sunday, February 11 - 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 13 - 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 15 - 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 - 12:15, 9:35 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 - 7:15 p.m.
Monday, February 19 - 9:35 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21 - 9:35 p.m.
(dir. Elaine McMillion Sheldon, USA/39MINS/2017)
Once a bustling industrial town, Huntington, West Virginia has become the epicenter of America’s modern opioid epidemic, with an overdose rate 10 times the national average. This flood of heroin now threatens this Appalachian city with a cycle of generational addiction, lawlessness, and poverty. But within this distressed landscape, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow) shows a different side of the fight against drugs -- one of hope. Sheldon highlights three women working to change the town’s narrative and break the devastating cycle of drug abuse one person at a time. Fire Chief Jan Rader spends the majority of her days reviving those who have overdosed; Judge Patricia Keller presides over drug court, handing down empathy along with orders; and Necia Freeman of Brown Bag Ministry feeds meals to the women selling their bodies for drugs. As America’s opioid crisis threatens to tear communities apart, the Netflix original short documentary HEROIN(E) shows how the chain of compassion holds one town together.
(dir. Thomas Lennon, USA/40MINS/2017)
What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked or served before, and have barely two months to learn their trade?
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