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First Thursdays: 2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films Thursday, April 1

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First Thursdays: 2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films

  • Date: April 1
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm
  • Price: $5 – $10
  • Rating: Not rated
  • Location: Gorton Community Center
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Resources: Official Site

Your annual chance to predict Academy Award winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! 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, April 25th.

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

First Thursdays Film Series: On the first Thursday of the month throughout the year, Gorton screens the latest in independent cinema – from award-winning documentaries, to riveting dramas to artistically excellent cinematic short films. Thank you to The Sheffield Foundation for sponsoring the First Thursdays Film Series through the Gorton Producer Program.

CINEMA SAFE
The John and Nancy Hughes Theater is a proud member NATO – the National Alliance of Theater Owners. NATO recently launched the “CinemaSafe” campaign, a program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters. Gorton is proud to join more than 33,000 screens nationwide who have committed to implementing expert-backed, industry-specific health and safety protocols, including, but not limited to:

– Instituting a building mask policy (masks may be removed while sitting)
– Enforcing social distancing in our common areas and theater
– Reducing capacity in our theater (50 seats of the 309 seat theater)
– Enhancing building cleaning, and providing hand sanitizer stations
– Modifying concessions (including the elimination of communal food options)

CinemaSafe puts the health and safety of our patrons and staff at the core of our film presentations. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gorton’s Director of Film, Rebecca Fons (rebecca@gortoncenter.org) with any questions. We’ll see you at the movies – safely! 

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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

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First Thursdays is made possible with the support of The Sheffield Foundation.

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