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Oscar Shorts: Live Action – Held Over!

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Single Program Tickets $10      Oscar Festival Passes $15        Where Are Films Shown?       Where Can I Park for free on Campus?


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 105 minutes

Brotherhood:  A hardened shepherd living in Tunisia, is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son, Malek, returns home with a mysterious young wife in tow. (Dir. by Meryan Joobeur, 2019, Tunisia, English subtitles, 25 mins., Not Rated)

Nefta Football Club:  Two boys bump into a donkey wearing headphones in the desert in Tunisia on the border of Algeria. Unaware that the donkey is carrying a hidden drug stash, the boys take the animal back to their village. (Dir. by Yves Piat, 2018, Tunisia/France, in Arabic with English subtitles, 17 mins., Not Rated)

The Neighbors’ Window: The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she realizes that she can see into their apartment. (Dir. by Marshall Curry, 2019, USA, 20 mins., Not Rated)

Saria: Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena face daily challenges at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls. (Dir. by Bryan Buckley, USA, in Spanish with English subtitles, 23 mins., Not Rated)

A Sister:  The phone rings and the emergency services dispatcher answers the call. But this is no ordinary call. The dispatcher must unravel a crime in progress and rescue the woman who called her, all without leaving her desk. (Dir. by Delphine Girard, 2018, Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 16 mins., Not Rated)



Friday, Feb 21
WHAT SHE SAID: The Art of Pauline Kael – 7:30 – IU Global Theater
Documentary Program 1 – IU Fine Arts Theater upstairs  – 6:45
Documentary Program 2 – IU Fine Arts Theater upstairs – 8:15

Saturday, Feb 22
WHAT SHE SAID: The Art of Pauline Kael – 7:30 – IU Global Theater
Oscar Shorts: Animation – 5pm – IU Fine Arts Theater upstairs
Oscar Shorts: Live Action – 6:45 – IU Fine Arts Theater upstairs

Sunday, Feb 23 at Bear’s Place (Children welcome for Ryder films)
Oscar Shorts: Animation – 3pm
Oscar Shorts: Live Action – 5:15
WHAT SHE SAID: The Art of Pauline Kael – 7:45



February 21, 2020
February 23, 2020
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