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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: ANIMATED AND LIVE ACTION Part of the oscar shorts
See all the 2019 nominees at Gorton before Oscars Night!
Gorton will show all three categories this year! This is your 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 Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, February 24th.
ANIMATED SHORTS (56 min) – SCREENINGS ON FEBRUARY 22, AT 10:00am and 4:00pm
The nominees for Animated Short are: ONE SMALL STEP, ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, BAO, WEEKENDS, and LATE AFTERNOON
LIVE ACTION SHORTS (105 min) – SCREENINGS ON FEBRUARY 22, AT 12:30pm and 7:00pm screenings
The Nominees for Live Action Short are: DETAINMENT, FAUVE, MADRE, MARGUERITE, and SKIN
Rating guidelines for each program:
Animation – PG (themes dealt with in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent. Nothing offensive here, just slightly heave themes. Suitable for children around 8/9 and up. Please note that there is some scary imagery in WEEKENDS that might not be great for much younger kids.)
Live Action – R (violence, language, and adult themes). Important note on the Live Action program: this year is a really heavy group of films: imperiled children, murder, and racial violence. If you tend to be offended by controversial subject matter, please read the synopses below.
Documentary – R (violence, language, and adult themes)
Synopses of Live Action Nominees:
Synopsis: 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 nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.
Synopsis: 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 power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing, and helps her make peace with her past.
Synopsis: 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.
Synopsis: 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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