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2023 Oscar Shorts: Live Action

February 17, 2023 - March 12, 2023

Single Program Tickets $12      Oscar Festival Passes $25       Not sure where our theaters are located?     Purchase Tickets Any other Questions? Send an email to editor@TheRyder.com 

Like short stories, short films are sometimes overlooked. But they often display all of the scope, power, insight and resonance of feature length films. The five films in the Live Action program run 1 hours, 50 minutes.

An Irish Goodbye (Tom Berkely and Ross White) Two brothers reunite when their mother passes. Estranged, one brother wants to leave right away, but the other, who has Down Syndrome, refuses to go until they have finished their late mother’s bucket list. (UK/23 minutes)

Ivalu (Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan) A young girl searches for her missing sister in Greenland while their father remains indifferent. Based on a Danish graphic novel, Ivalu is directed by Anders Walter, who won an Oscar for his short film, Helium, in 2013. (Denmark/17 minutes)

Le Pupille (Alice Rohrwacher)  Le Pupille (The Pupils) is set at a strict Catholic boarding school for orphaned girls at Christmas in the early 1940s. A group of rebellious “bad girls” and the nuns who are responsible for their welfare quietly battle for sovereignty over a Christmas cake. A charming yet suspenseful, tale of innocence and greed, but who is innocent and who is greedy? (Italy/39 minutes)

Night Ride (Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen) A woman’s tram ride takes a surprising turn when she accidently becomes the conductor. Hold on to your seats. (Norway/16 minutes)

The Red Suitcase (Cyrus Neshvad) Luxembourg Airport, late in the evening. A veiled 16-year-old Iranian girl won’t let go of her red suitcase after her flight has landed. She keeps pushing back the moment to go through the arrival gate and seems more and more terrified. When we learn what she is hiding from, we realize that innumerable Iranian women might be going through the exact same scenario. In Cyrus Neshvad’s captivating short film, this young girl must make swift decisions to ensure her survival. (Luxembourg/19 minutes)


Fri, March 10

Live Action 6:45 IU Fine Arts Theater Upstairs

Animation 7:30 IU Radio & Television Theater


Sat, March 11

Animation 2 pm IU Radio & Television

Documentary 3pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 4pm IU IU Radio & Television

Animation 6:45 IU Radio & Television

Documentary 7:30 IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 8:45 IU Radio & Television


Sun, March 12

Animation 2 pm IU Radio & Television

Documentary 3pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Live Action 4:15 IU IU Radio & Television


February 17, 2023
March 12, 2023
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