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2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts A

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 (Programs A & B) – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!

Documentary Shorts A Program:

Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes
During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes
At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions.

4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes
Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.

red-carpet-experience

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.

Red Carpet Experience
Celebrating the 89th Annual Academy Awards
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7:00 PM; VIP-6:00 PM
Spotlight Theatres, 39 Front Street, Hartford

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, a silent auction, and much more!

Tickets are $55 general admission and $110 for VIP.
Purchase tickets here

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"Like the nominees in the feature-length best documentary category, the five films in this group demonstrate a commitment to both relevance and experimentation."

Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star

"Like the nominees in the feature-length best documentary category, the five films in this group demonstrate a commitment to both relevance and experimentation."

A.O. Scott, New York Times

"Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art."

Tom Long, Detroit News

Movie Info

Runtime 76 minutes

CINEMA ADMISSION:
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $5
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $4.50
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
SENIORS (65+): $7
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $7

REAL ART WAYS'S FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.