OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARIES 2017
First show: February 18
Monday, 6:30pm show is SOLD OUT
Show added on Sat, 3/4 at 11:30am!
It’s that time of year again – Academy Award nominated short documentaries from around the planet. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences here at the Roxie, don’t miss this year’s selection of short docs. TRT: 162 mins. For even more info, check out Oscar.com
At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions. 24 mins.
Directed by Dan Krauss. Watch the Trailer
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis. 22 mins.
Directed by Daphne Matziaraki. Watch the Trailer
During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor. 24 mins. Watch the Trailer
Directed by Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen.
WATANI: MY HOMELAND
Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country. 39 mins. Watch the Trailer
Directed by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis.
THE WHITE HELMETS
In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as “the white helmets” comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day. 41 mins. Watch the Trailer
Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara.