Oscar Shorts 2013: Documentary Films #1

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!

King’s Point
Directed by Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider | USA | English | 40 minutes
Kings Point tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort – men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection. A bittersweet look at our national obsession with  self-reliance, the film explores the dynamic tension between living and aging-between our desire for independence and our need for community-and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.

Mondays at Racine
Directed by Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan | USA | English | 39 minutes
Every third Monday of the month, in brassy Long Island, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open up their hair salon, called Racine, and offer free beauty services for women undergoing chemotherapy. Determined to make their customers feel beautiful, the glamour duo knows that Mondays at Racine goes beyond purple painted toes or a frothy facial. The sisters are determined to give women who are losing their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes a sense of normalcy and dignity in a traumatic and uncertain time. The story of what hair means in our culture quickly unfolds into an unexpected look at womanhood, marriage and survival.

Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine | USA | English | 42 minutes
At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its extraordinary sweep on her canvas creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past – a past punctuated by a father deported for domestic abuse, an alcoholic and defeated mother of four who once took her daughter by the hand to jump off a bridge together, and an endless shuffle year after year through the city’s overcrowded homeless shelters. Told entirely in her words, Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America – children.


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


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

Run Time: 126 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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