Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts A 2016
Ever watch the Oscars and wonder where you can see some of those under-the-radar films?
Every year Real Art Ways brings the Oscar Nominated Short Films to its cinema so you can catch some of the finest, but least talked-about film making of the year. It’s a perennial hit with audiences, and this year’s release opens January 29!
With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!
dir. Sharmen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan, 40 minutes
Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.
dir. David Darg, Liberia, 13 minutes
In Monrovia, Liberia, Garmai Sumo is the only female member of Body Team 12, one of the many teams collecting the bodies of those who died from Ebola during the height of the 2014 outbreak. Despite the perilous nature of her job and the distrust with which she is often met, Garmai remains dedicated to her work.
dirs. Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, USA, 32 minutes
When Bill Babbitt realized that his brother Manny had committed a crime, he agonized over the decision to call the police, knowing that Manny could face the death penalty but hoping he would instead receive the help he needed. Manny, an African-American veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, suffered from PTSD and had found it difficult to obtain healthcare.
“Whether live action, documentary or animated, Oscar-nominated shorts typically span a fascinating range of aesthetics and sensibilities, and this year is no exception.”
“Oscar night’s most diverse group of nominees”
“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – This fine batch of Oscar-nominated short documentaries…is well-worth attending.”
AIDS Connecticut presents its annual RED CARPET EXPERIENCE benefit at Hartford’s Spotlight Theater. Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night by dressing up in your red carpet finest and watching the Oscars live on the big screen.
There will be a VIP reception, red carpet interviews with Maryellen Fillo and WTNH News8’s Teresa Dufour, prizes awarded for best formal or movie-themed attire, complimentary parking, a silent auction, and much more!
Tickets are $50 general admission and $100 for VIP; prices will go up after February 14! Purchase tickets here
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