Oscar Nominated Shorts 2020: LIVE ACTION
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 Live Action Short is rated R (see “NOTE” below), will run a total of 104 minutes, and is expected to play in the following order:
A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, French, 16 min.
An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation.
Meryan Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Tunisia, Arabic, 25 min.
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, English, 20 min.
The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street.
Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre, USA, Spanish, 23 min.
Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
Nefta Football Club
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi, Tunisia/France, Arabic, 17 min.
In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them.
NOTE: The Live Action Shorts program is rated R. Though a lot lighter than last year’s program, it still deals with adult themes and issues, and is not for children.
Saturday, February 1 at 4pm (in GE)
Sunday, February 2 at 12pm
Monday, February 3 at 12pm
Tuesday, February 4 at 12pm and 7pm
$9 Adults; $6 Seniors and Students w/ID
Sorry! No BARGAIN TUESDAY pricing for this program.
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