Film: Oscar Nominated Shorts 2019: LIVE ACTION

Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Tuesday, February 19, 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! 


LIVE ACTION (108 minutes)
ALERT!  This is really heavy group of films this year.  It is Not Rated, but should be treated as if Rated R.  Themes include imperiled children, murder and racial violence.   Finally, two of the films are in English.  The other three – as noted below – are in their original languages w/English subtitles.

Madre (Spain, 19 minutes, Spanish w/English subtitles)
A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.

Fauve (Canada, 17 minutes, French w/English subtitles)
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

Marguerite (Canada, 19 minutes, French w/English subtitles)
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Detainment (Ireland, 30 minutes)
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.

Skin (USA, 20 minutes)
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash

Saturday, February 16 at 4pm and 7pm
Sunday, February 17 at 12pm
Monday, February 18 at 5pm
Tuesday, February 19 at 5pm and 7:30pm

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