Oscar Shorts 2018
March 3 @ 5:00 pm
March 3, 2018
Animated Shorts, 5:00 PM
Live Action Shorts, 7:00 PM
Please join us in the screening of the 2018 Oscar nominated animation and live action short films.
$7/Adults for one category
$10/Adults for both categories
ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 83 minutes):
Dear Basketball – Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane and legendary composer John Williams on an animated short film that explores what it means to achieve your dream, and then leave it behind. The animated film is an adaptation of Bryant’s NBA retirement announcement after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Narrated by Bryant, the film’s hand-drawn animation and emotional score will touch fans of all ages with its universal message about love and loss. USA, 5 minutes.
Negative Space – My dad taught me how to pack. France, 5 minutes.
Lou – When a toy stealing bully ruins recess for a playground full of kids, only one thing stands in his way: the “Lost and Found” box. USA, 7 minutes.
Revolting Rhymes – REVOLTING RHYMES interweaves Dahl’s retellings of classic fairy tales with playful twists and surprising endings. The all-star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, REVOLTING RHYMES was directed by Oscar nominees Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, co-directed by Bin-Han To and produced by Magic Light Pictures’ Martin Pope and Michael Rose. The animation was created at Magic Light’s Berlin studio and at Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape Town. UK, 29 minutes.
Garden Party – In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts. France 7 minutes.
Lost Property Office (additional film) – Daniel Agdag, Australia, 10 minutes
Weeds (additional film) – Nicholas Arioli, USA, 5 minutes
Achoo (additional film) – details TBD
LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 97 minutes):
DeKalb Elementary – Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia. USA, 20 minutes.
The Silent Child – THE SILENT CHILD centers around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. UK, 20 minutes.
My Nephew Emmett – In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events. USA, 20 minutes.
The Eleven O’Clock – The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control. Australia, 13 minutes.
Watu Wote/All of Us – For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail. Germany, 22 minutes.