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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: DOCUMENTARY at 11AM 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.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS- SCREENINGS ON FEBRUARY 21 AT 11am and 7pm
The nominees for Documentary (Short Subject) are: BLACK SHEEP, END GAME, LIFEBOAT, A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, and PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. (total run time is 133 min)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM NOMINEES:
Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this movie follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death and are dedicated to changing our thinking about both. (40 min)
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
On February 20, 1939, more than 20,000 Americans gathered in Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism. Archival footage shows the speech given by Fritz Kuhn, the leader of the German American Bund, as he urges his supporters to mistrust the media and free America from the influence of Jews. (7 min)
Isadore Greenbaum, Fritz Kuhn
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius’ family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive. (26 min)
Kai Francis Lewis, Cornelius Walker
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. “Period. End of Sentence.” — a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi — tells their story. For generations, these women didn’t have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand “FLY,” because they want women “to soar.” Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called “The Pad Project.” (26 min)
Ajeya, Anita, Gouri Choudari
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way. (34 min)
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)
Documentary – R (violence, language, and adult themes)
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