2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

We are pleased to be hosting ALL of the Oscar nominees for shorts during the month of February at Railroad Square! Programs include:

THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2014: LIVE ACTION
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short! Program includes: “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?” (Finland), in which Mother Sini, late for a wedding, is going crazy since nobody else in her family seems to be able to do anything right; “Helium” (Denmark), in which a hospital’s eccentric janitor helps a young dying boy regain the joy and happiness of life; “Just Before Losing Everything” (France), in which Miriam hurries to pick up her children to take them to her work place, and explains to her boss that she has to leave the region in a rush; “That Wasn’t Me” (Spain), the story of Paula and Kaney, an African child and a Spanish woman, who could have nothing in common, but will get to join their lives forever through a life-giving shot; and “The Voorman Problem” (UK), in which Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr. Voorman, a prisoner who believes he is a god. Unrated but would be R. 113 Min.
THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2014: ANIMATION
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Shorta! Program includes: “Feral” (USA), in which a wild boy, found in the woods and brought back to civilization, tries to adapt to a strange new environment; Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Get a Horse!” (USA), a contemporary homage to the first shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation; “Mr. Hublot” (Luxembourg/France), about a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character made partially of mechanical parts whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of the dog Robot Pet; “Possessions” (Japan), in which an 18th Century man, lost on a stormy night deep in the mountains, enters a small shrine that suddenly turns into a room in a different world; and “Room on the Broom” (UK), based on the children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson, about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. Unrated but would be PG. 102  in.
2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentaries part 1
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Documentary Shorts, in 2 full-length programs! Program 1 includes: “Facing Fear” (USA), in which the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance, 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives; “Karama Has No Walls” (Yemen/UK/United Arab Emirates), set in Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, where members of a heavily armed population set aside their weapons and peacefully demanded an end to Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year autocratic rule;  and “The Lady in Number 6″ (Canada), an inspirational and uplifting look at the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor, who shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. Unrated but would be R. 95 Min.
THE OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2014: DOCUMENTARY PART 2
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Documentary Shorts, in 2 full-length programs! Program 2 includes:”CaveDigger” (USA), about Ra Paulette, who digs cathedral-like art caves—each one a masterwork—into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico and the HBO Documentary Film “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” (USA), a moving cinema verité documentary about the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, and the hospice volunteers who care for him. Unrated but would be R. 85 Min.

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