2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
“The short films … offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.” – A.O. Scott, NY Times
A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, this is your annual chance to select your preference for Best Animated Short.
Total Estimated Run Time: 130 mins.
Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a DeafBlind man.
The Letter Room
Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)
When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply private life. With Oscar Isaac.
Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
Two Distant Strangers
Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)
In “Two Distant Strangers,” cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.
Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.
Price: $12.00 & $10.00 for members (50% of proceeds support The Roxie Theater)
A pass to see all 3 programs is available $30.00!
Once you purchase a ticket or the 3-program package, you will have 30 days to start watching. Once you start watching, you will have 48 hours to complete viewing each program.
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