2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary B at Real Art Ways

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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary B

Every year Real Art Ways brings the Oscar Nominated Short Films to our Cinema. We’re the only place you can go in central Connecticut to experience some of the most celebrated short films in the world.

All three categories are offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary (Programs A & B). This is your annual chance to see all of these nominees before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 4.

Documentary Shorts Program B

Directors: Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon, USA, 39 minutes
Huntington, West Virginia, known as the overdose capital of America, sees an average of five to seven deaths from drug overdoses every day. Three women — a fire chief, a drug court judge and the head of an outreach ministry — are attempting to take back their community by using compassion to break the cycle of despair and addiction.

Knife Skills
Director: Thomas Lennon, USA, 40 minutes
In 2013, restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski is about to launch Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland. Aiming to become the best traditional French restaurant in America, the Edwins eatery is staffed primarily with men and women recently released from prison, who have only six weeks to learn the skills that will better their lives and propel the new venture to success.

Film synopses by deadline.com