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Oscar Nominated Shorts

ANIMATED PROGRAM AT 10AM

Saturday, February 8

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Oscar Nominated Shorts

ANIMATED PROGRAM AT 10AM

Part of the Academy Awards

  • Date: February 8, 2020
  • Price: $10
    $5 student tickets, $25 package to see all Oscar Nominated Shorts
  • Rating: 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 adult audiences will appreciate much more than kids.

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)!

 

ANIMATED SHORTS (83 minutes)

Friday February 7th at 1:00pm

Saturday February 8th at 10:00am

 

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.

 

ANIMATED NOMINATED FILMS:

 

DAUGHTER (DCERA)

A young girl buries in her soul a memory of a painful moment, when as a child she brought home an injured bird and her father burdened by his own weight of worries didn’t notice her feelings and longing for understanding.

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CZECHIA / Duration: 15 mins
Directed by: Daria Kashcheeva

 

HAIR LOVE

It’s up to Daddy to give his daughter, Zuri, an extra-special hairstyle in this story of self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters.

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USA / Duration: 7 mins
Directed by: Matthew A. Cherry

 

KITBULL

KITBULL, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson, reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pitbull. Together, they experience friendship for the first time.

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FRANCE / Duration: 9 mins
Directed by: Rosana Sullivan

 

MÉMORABLE

The world appears to be changing for Louis, a painter, and his wife Michelle. In fact, recently all sorts of strange things have been happening to them.

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FRANCE / Duration: 12 mins
Directed by: Bruno Collet

 

SISTER

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?

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USA / Duration: 8 mins
Directed by: Siqi Song

 

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.

 

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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