The Oscar-Nominated Short Films - Documentary

Friday 1 – Thursday 7 February 2013

The Short Documentary Program opens Friday, February 1st at the Music Box Theatre.

This year’s release breaks new ground: a past Oscar winner in that category will host each film.

Hosting the Live Action program will be director Luke Matheny, who won the Academy Award® for his Live Action Short film God of Love (2011); hosting the Animated Shorts program are Bill Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, who won the Academy Award® for their Animated Short Film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011); and hosting the Short Documentary program is Daniel Junge, co-director of last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Short Documentary, Saving Face.

Schedule

Friday, February 1st, 2013

  • 1:50pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 4:20pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 6:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 8:40pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

  • 11:45am: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 2:20pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 4:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 6:40pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 8:30pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

  • 12:00pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 1:50pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 4:20pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 6:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 8:39pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B

Monday, February 4th, 2013

  • 4:20pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

  • 4:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 6:40pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 8:30pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

  • 4:20pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 6:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 8:40pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

  • 4:10pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A
  • 6:40pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B
  • 8:30pm: Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A

Pricing

Tickets will only be sold at the door during screenings.

Single features will be available for day of screenings for regular price of $9.25 for each program.

If a patron wishes to also buy a ticket to the second program they may do so for $4.75.

Programs


  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, tba
  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, 1:50pm
  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, 6:10pm
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 11:45am
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 4:10pm
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 8:30pm
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 1:50pm
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 6:10pm
  • Tue 5 Feb 2013, 4:10pm
  • Tue 5 Feb 2013, 8:30pm
  • Wed 6 Feb 2013, 6:10pm
  • Thu 7 Feb 2013, 4:10pm
  • Thu 7 Feb 2013, 8:30pm

Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program A (2012)

The films showing in Documentary Program A are:

King’s Point (dirs. Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider, USA/English, 40 minutes) – Over the course of a decade, five senior citizens living in the Kings Point retirement community face loss, illness and an increasing sense of isolation in their lives.

Mondays at Racine (dirs. Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan, USA/English, 39 minutes) – On the third Monday of every month, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open their Long Island beauty salon to women undergoing chemotherapy.

Inocente (dirs. Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA/English, 42 minutes) – Fifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, tba
  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, 4:20pm
  • Fri 1 Feb 2013, 8:40pm
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 2:20pm
  • Sat 2 Feb 2013, 6:40pm
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 12:00pm
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 4:20pm
  • Sun 3 Feb 2013, 8:39pm
  • Mon 4 Feb 2013, 4:20pm
  • Tue 5 Feb 2013, 6:40pm
  • Wed 6 Feb 2013, 4:20pm
  • Wed 6 Feb 2013, 8:40pm
  • Thu 7 Feb 2013, 6:40pm

Academy Awards Documentary Shorts Program B (2012)

The films showing in Documentary Program B are:

Redemption (dirs. John Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, USA/English, 35 minutes) – In New York City, individuals known as canners survive by collecting cans and bottles from trash and recycling bins and redeeming them for money.

Open Heart (dirs. Keif Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern, USA/English, 39 minutes) – Eight Rwandan children with serious heart disease travel to the Salam Centre in Sudan for treatment.

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