Oscar-Nominated Short Films

February 22, 2013

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Feb. 21-23. In Animation and Live Action categories. Thursday and Friday at 7:30 the five films nominated for Best Animated Shorts to be screened are as follows: Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” – TV’s ageless baby attends the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she rescues a lonely caterpillar and rebels against being average. Made in USA, 5 minutes. “Adam and Dog” – A playful dog exploring the world in the first days of Creation makes a profound connection when he comes upon the first man. Made in USA, 16 minutes. “Fresh Guacamole” – An unseen cook transforms a series of unusual but everyday ingredients into a bowl of guacamole. Made in USA, 2 minutes. “Head Over Heels” – The emotional distance between a long-married husband and wife results in an unusual living arrangement. Made in the United Kingdom, 11 minutes. “Paperman” – A young man working in a mid-century New York City office tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the skyscraper across the street. Made in USA, 7 minutes. The animated lineup will also include the additional highly recommended titles: “Abiogenesis,” “Dripped” and “The Gruffalo’s Child.” The program is family-friendly. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the five films nominated for Best Live Action Shorts to be shown are as follows: “Death of a Shadow” – A World War I soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the woman he fell in love with before he died. Made in France and Belgium, in Dutch, 20 minutes. “Henry” – An aging concert pianist undergoes a series of confusing but inevitable experiences as he searches for his missing wife. Made in Canada, in English, 21 minutes. “Curfew” – At the lowest point of his life, a young man gets a call from his estranged sister asking him to babysit his nine-year-old niece. Made in USA, in English, 19 minutes. “Buzkashi Boys” – Two boys in contemporary Afghanistan – a defiant blacksmith’s son and a charismatic street urchin – dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match. Made in Afghanistan, in Persian, 28 minutes. “Asad” – A boy from a war-torn Somali fishing village must decide between a life of piracy or the life of an honest fisherman. Made in South Africa, in Somalian, 18 minutes

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