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February 2018

Oscar Short Film Festival 2018

February 9 - March 4
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Beginning Feb 9th, for four consecutive weekends, we are screening the 15 Oscar nominees for Best Short Film. This year’s assortment of Animated, Live Action and Documentary short Oscar contenders promises to be a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling. Every filmmaker leaves his or her fingerprints on the material, making it a rich collection of stories, all of which have something profound to say, whether big and bold or small and modest.

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Oscar Shorts: Best Documentary

February 9 - March 3

Five of the bravest international filmmakers working today tell thoughtful, compelling stories in this year’s documentary short film program.

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Oscar Shorts: Best Live-Action

February 9 - March 4
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Many Hollywood movies are like impersonal multi-national corporations; they have unimaginable budgets and nothing creative at stake. This year’s Live-Action nominees are small in scope, very personal, and meticulously made.

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Oscar Shorts: Best Animation

February 9 - March 4

One of the most entertaining categories at the Academy Awards — and one of the least heralded — is for the Best Animated Short Subject. We are screening the five nominees in that category along with three films short-listed for a nomination.

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Loving Vincent

February 25 @ 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM

  Academy Award Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film. Loving Vincent is a mystery based on the life and shadowy death of Vincent Van Gogh. This is a true labor of love. Every frame was hand-painted over in oil paint in the style of Van Gogh. The filmmakers,  Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, began with a live-action cast filming against a green screen. After filming, editors inserted Van Gogh paintings into scene backgrounds, and finally cut the movie together as usual.…

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March 2018

Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story

March 2 - March 4
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Sandwiched somewhere between This Is Spinal Tap and Sunset Boulevard, this unique biopic is the story of one of the greatest Hollywood directors that you’ve never heard of — Oskar Knight.

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Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

March 9 - March 26

Using letters Anna Magdalena Bach wrote to her husband, seminal composer Johann Sebastian, filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet created one of the most precise, rewarding biopics ever put to screen. Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach‘s intense emotional pull can be understood by its status as a musical film in the most thorough sense: its performances – staged as extended sequences set within the very spaces once occupied by Bach himself, with trained performers both donning and playing items accurate to…

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In Between

March 17 - March 25

Arab-Israeli filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut film is a sparkling story of three young Palestinian women living in Israel. Lalia, Salma and Nur share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene.

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March 30 - April 1

In the 1930s and 40s, actress Hedy Lamarr was considered the world’s most beautiful woman. Never taken seriously in her lifetime – and manipulated by powerful men like studio mogul Louis B. Mayer (sound familiar?) – Lamar never got the recognition she deserved. Rather, Lamarr led a secret life. She was also the inventor of “frequency hopping,” which was used by the U.S. Navy during World War II to make torpedoes radio-controlled and unjammable by their targets.

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