2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short…and more! Program includes: Daughter (Czech Republic), about a daughter who recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her father; Hair Love (USA), a heartfelt story centering around the relationship between an African-American father, his daughter, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across—doing his daughter’s hair for the first time; Kitbull (USA), revealing the unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull; Mémorable (France), about a painter who begins experiencing strange events—slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism, sometimes disintegrating; and Sister (China/USA), in which a man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently? This program will be rounded out with additional animated shorts.
Running Time: 83 minutes
Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
Memorable – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:
Henrietta Bulkowski – USA, 16 min. (featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd!)
The Bird and the Whale – Ireland, 6 min.
Hors Piste – France, 5 min.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short! Program includes: Brotherhood (Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden), about a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia who is deeply shaken when his oldest son returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife; Nefta Football Club (France/Tunisia), in which two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert—wearing headphones over its ears; The Neighbors’ Window (USA), the story of a frustrated wife and mother whose life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment; Saria (USA), the tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala; and A Sister (Belgium), about a woman in trouble who must make the most important call of her life.
Running Time: 104 minutes
A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.
Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min.
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min.
Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min.