Film: Oscar Nominated Shorts 2019: ANIMATION

Friday, February 15, 2019 to Thursday, February 21, 2019

Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is annual chance to predict the winners… and have the edge in your Oscar pool  (the Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24th)  A perennial hit with audiences around the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of delightful, thoughtful and otherwise wonderful shorts! 

ANIMATION (75 minutes)
PARENTS: This program is NOT RATED, but the producers recommend that it be treated as PG or PG-13.  Themes include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent.  They also ask parents to note that there is scary imagery in “WEEKENDS” that might not be appropriate for younger children.   Finally, please note that all films are in English or are absent of dialogue.

Bao (USA, 8 minutes)
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

Late Afternoon (Ireland, 10 minutes)
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

Animal Behaviour (Canada, 14 minutes)
In this latest short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

Weekends (USA, 16 minutes)
The story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. 

One Small Step (USA, 8 minutes)
Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

Also included…
Wishing Box – 6 minutes
Tweet Tweet – 11 minutes 

Friday, February 15 at 7pm
Saturday, February 16 at 11am and 1pm
Sunday, February 17 at 3pm and 6pm
Wednesday February 20 at 5pm
Thursday, February 21 at 5pm and 7:30pm

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

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