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Oscar Nominated Shorts LIVE ACTION PROGRAM AT 4PM Part of the Academy Awards
See all the 2020 nominees at Gorton before Oscars Night!
This is your chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!
LIVE ACTION SHORTS (104 minutes)
Sunday February 9th at 2:30pm
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.
Gorton is going BIG for Oscars weekend this year! On Sunday evening (after you have seen all the nominated short films) come join us at our FREE live stream of the Academy Awards Ceremony. There will be fun film trivia, a red carpet fashion contest and lots of classic Hollywood fun! For more information & to register for the event click here.
LIVE ACTION NOMINATED FILMS:
A night. A car. Alie is in danger. To get by she must make the most important phone call of her life.
BELGIUM / Duration: 16 mins
Directed by: Delphine Girald
Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife.
TUNISIA, CANADA / Duration: 25 mins
Directed by: Meryam Joobeur
*Brotherhood was screened at Gorton this past December as a part of our First Thursdays: Sundance Shorts Tour program
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangely, the animal wears headphones over its ears and is carrying bags full of a white powder on its back.
FRANCE / Duration: 17 mins
Directed by: Yves Piat
*Nefta Football Club was screened at Gorton this past October as a part of our First Thursdays: MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival program
Saria 12, and her sister Ximena, devise a daring plan to escape horrendous abuse in the orphanage that houses them.
USA / Duration: 23 mins
Directed by: Bryan Buckley
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW
Alli is a mother of young children, frustrated with her daily routine and husband. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers she can see into their apartment.
USA / Duration: 20 mins
Directed by: Marshall Curry
FILMS BY DATE
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH
Live Action Shorts | 10:00am-12:00pm | Purchase Tickets
Animated Shorts | 1:00pm-2:30pm | Purchase Tickets
Live Action Shorts | 4:00pm-6:00pm | Purchase Tickets
Documentary Shorts | 7:00pm-9:45pm | Purchase Tickets
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8TH
Animated Shorts | 10:00am-11:30pm | Purchase Tickets
Documentary Shorts | 12:30pm-3:15pm | Purchase Tickets
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9TH
Documentary Shorts | 11:00am-1:45pm | Purchase Tickets
Live Action Shorts | 2:30pm-4:30pm | Purchase Tickets
Oscars Ceremony Live Stream | 5:30-10:00pm | Free Admission
To purchase a package for all three shorts programs at $5 off click here.
Rating guidelines for each program:
Animated Shorts: PG-13. The themes tackled in this year’s Animated program are quite heavy – the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, China’s one child policy, and more. The program overall is rather melancholy, and while there’s nothing especially objectionable within, most of these shorts will not appeal to children under 12, at all. The films are all very good, but adult audiences will appreciate them much more than kids.
Live Action Shorts: R. Thankfully a lot lighter than last year’s Live Action program! But it still deals with adult themes and issues, and is not for children.
Documentary Shorts: R. The Documentary program deals with global political issues – the refugee crisis, the education of girls and women in Afghanistan, activism in Ferguson MO. Very strong doc program this year.
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