Film: Oscar Nominated Shorts 2020: ANIMATION

Friday, January 31, 2020 to Thursday, February 06, 2020


Oscar Nominated Shorts 2020: ANIMATION

Proctors is once again proud to present the Oscar-nominated short films in all three categories – Animated, Live Action and Documentary.  This is your chance to predict the winners (and have an edge in your Oscar pool!)  This year’s selection of nominees for Best Animated Short is rate PG (see “NOTE TO PARENTS” below), runs a total of 83 minutes, and is expected to play in the following order: 

Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver, USA, English, 7 min.
An African American father learns to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, No dialogue, 15 min.
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a difficult childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father.

Memorable – Bruno Collet and Jean-Francis Le Carre, France, French, 12 min.
Painter Louis and his wife Michelle are experiencing strange events. Their world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects, and people lose their realism. They are “destructuring,” sometimes disintegrating.

Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, Mandarin; 8 min.
A man remembers his childhood and growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson, USA, English, 9 min.
A fiercely independent stray kitten and a chained-up pit bull experience friendship for the first time.

Plus, please enjoy this selection of HIGHLY COMMENDED Animated Shorts:
Henrietta Bulkowski – USA, 16 min. (featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd!)
The Bird and the Whale – Ireland, No dialogue, 6 min.
Hors Piste – France, No dialogue, 5 min.


NOTE TO PARENTS: The Animated Shorts program is rated PG-13 and most of these shorts will not appeal to children under 12, at all. The themes tackled are quite heavy – the death of a parent, Alzheimer’s, China’s one child policy, and more. The program overall is rather melancholy.  While the films are all excellent, and there’s nothing especially objectionable within, adult audiences will appreciate these much more than kids.

Friday, January 31 at 12pm and 7pm
Saturday, February 1 at 7pm (in GE)
Sunday, February 2 at 3pm and 6pm
Wednesday, February 5 at 12pm
Thursday, February 6 at 12pm and 7pm

$9 Adults; $6 Seniors and Students w/ID
Sorry!  No BARGAIN TUESDAY pricing for this program.


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