Oscar Shorts 2013: Documentary Films #2

Don’t miss your chance to see the Academy Award nominated short films for 2013! The nominations for Live Action, Animated and Documentary short films will be screened in four separate feature-length programs: Animated, Live Action, Documentary Program #1 & Documentary Program #2! See all four programs and receive a Free Film Pass to UICA!

Directed by 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. Redemption offers us a chance to meet the marginalized masses we often rush past on our way to catch a bus or make a meeting. They are poor but proud New Yorkers – people who don’t ask for a handout, people whose hands rake through the discards of our lives – building their lives one nickel at a time.

Open Heart
Directed by Keif Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern | USA | English | 39 minutes
Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, the kids have only months to live. Open Heart reveals the intertwined endeavors of Dr. Emmanuel Rusingiza, Rwanda’s lone government cardiologist, as he fights to save the lives of his young patients, and Dr. Gino Strada, the Salam Center’s head surgeon who must convince Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir’s government to keep Africa’s only link to life-saving cardiac surgery free of charge for the millions who need it.


Date: January 31 2013—February 28 2013
Cost: Members $4 | Non-members $8


2/25 Monday – Closed
2/26 Tuesday – No screenings
2/27 Wednesday – 5:00 PM
2/28 Thursday – No screenings
Final Showing!

Run Time: 83 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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