2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts B
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!
Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 39 minutes
Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country.
The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, 41 minutes
In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as “the white helmets” comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger every day.
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 $50 general admission and $100 for VIP.
Purchase tickets here
Runtime 85 mins
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.