Oscar Shorts 2013: Live Action Films

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!

Death of a Shadow
Tom Van Avermaet & Ellen De Waele | France/Belgium | Dutch (English subtitles) | 20 minutes
Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him – but jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.

Yan England | Canada | English | 21 minutes
Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He’ll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.

Shawn Christensen | USA | English | 19 minute
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.

Buzkashi Boys
Sam French & Ariel Nasr | Afghanistan | Persian (English subtitles) | 28 minutes
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi – a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – the film tells the coming of age story of two best friends. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international filmmakers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war.

Bryan Buckley & Mino Jarjoura | South Africa | Somali (English subtitles) | 18 minutes
Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.



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


2/25 Monday – Closed
2/26 Tuesday – 9:00 PM
2/27 Wednesday – 9:00 PM
2/28 Thursday – 9:00 PM
Final Showing!

Run Time: 114 minutes
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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