2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs

Friday 31 January - Thursday 6 February 2014

Now in its 9th year, “The Oscar® Nominated Short Films” showcase the Live Action, Animation and Documentary nominees as three separate theatrical events. This will be the only opportunity for audiences to watch the nominated shorts prior to the 86th Academy Awards® ceremony on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Music Box Theatre will screen the Oscar Nominated Short Documentaries in two parts.

This year’s release will be hosted by past Oscar® winners and a slew of renowned filmmakers who have made their mark in short films. For the Live Action nominees the hosts include: Shawn Christensen (“Curfew”), Matthew Modine (“Full Metal Jacket”), Tom Vaughan (“What Happens in Vegas”), Peter Webber (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”), Jim Field Smith (“She’s Out of my League”) and Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (“Inocente”). For the Documentary Shorts, the hosts include: Lucy Walker (“Waste Land”), Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Eva Orner (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) Peter Webber and Shawn Christensen. The Animated Shorts, in a special treat for audiences, will be hosted by one of the high-diving giraffes of YouTube fame and his ostrich buddy in this special commission by Paris-based Cube Creative and Nicolas Deveaux.

This year’s Oscar® Nominated Short Films originate from all parts of the globe, representing the pinnacle of filmmaking from Japan, UK, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Finland, UAE, Yemen, Canada and the United States.

Documentary Short Nominees

  • “Cavedigger”
  • “Facing Fear”
  • “Karama Has No Walls”
  • “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
  • “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall”

Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards® were announced on January 16. For more information, visit http://theoscarshorts.shorts.tv

Schedule

Friday, January 31st

  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Saturday, February 1st

  • 2:30pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 7:20pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Sunday, February 2nd

  • 2:30pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Monday, February 3rd

  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 7:20pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Tuesday, February 4th

  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 7:20pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Wednesday, February 5th

  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 7:20pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Thursday, February 6th

  • 5:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 7:20pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 9:40pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Friday, February 7th

  • 4:50pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Saturday, February 8th

  • 2:00pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 6:50pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Sunday, February 9th

  • 4:50pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Monday, February 10th

  • 7:30pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Tuesday, February 11th

  • 4:50pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B

Wednesday, February 12th

  • 7:30pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Thursday, February 13th

  • 4:50pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B
  • 9:45pm: 2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A

Pricing

Tickets are $9.25 and available at the door

Films


  • Fri 31 Jan, 5:00pm
  • Sat 1 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Sat 1 Feb, 9:40pm
  • Sun 2 Feb, 2:30pm
  • Mon 3 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Mon 3 Feb, 9:40pm
  • Tue 4 Feb, 7:20pm
  • Wed 5 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Wed 5 Feb, 9:40pm
  • Thu 6 Feb, 7:20pm
  • Fri 7 Feb, 9:45pm
  • Sat 8 Feb, 2:00pm
  • Sun 9 Feb, 4:50pm
  • Mon 10 Feb, 9:45pm
  • Tue 11 Feb, 9:45pm
  • Wed 12 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Thu 13 Feb, 4:50pm

2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program B (2013)

CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff, USA/English, 39 mins

New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens, USA/English, 40 mins

In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.

  • Fri 31 Jan, 9:40pm
  • Sat 1 Feb, 2:30pm
  • Sat 1 Feb, 7:20pm
  • Sun 2 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Sun 2 Feb, 9:40pm
  • Mon 3 Feb, 7:20pm
  • Tue 4 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Wed 5 Feb, 7:20pm
  • Thu 6 Feb, 5:00pm
  • Thu 6 Feb, 9:40pm
  • Fri 7 Feb, 4:50pm
  • Sat 8 Feb, 6:50pm
  • Sun 9 Feb, 9:45pm
  • Mon 10 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Tue 11 Feb, 4:50pm
  • Wed 12 Feb, 9:45pm
  • Thu 13 Feb, 9:45pm

2014 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Docs Program A (2013)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Directors: Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed

At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world’s oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.

Karama Has No Walls
Director: Sara Ishaq

When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.

Facing Fear
Director: Jason Cohen

As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.

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