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

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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary A

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 A

Traffic Stop
Directors: Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, USA, 30 minutes
In June 2015, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop. The incident escalated into a violent arrest, followed by a conversation about race in America between King and another white officer while he drove her to the station.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Director: Frank Stiefel, USA, 40 minutes
Artist Mindy Alper has spent almost all of her 56 years combating severe depression and anxiety, using medication, electroconvulsive therapy and psychiatry to help her. Art has always been her most effective outlet, with drawing and sculpture offering her the tools to give voice to her fears and mental battles.

Edith + Eddie
Directors: Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights, USA, 29 minutes
In 2014, 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison are married, unconcerned that one is African American and the other is white. The newlyweds are forced apart, however, when one of Edith’s daughters, unhappy about the relationship, forces her mother to leave her Virginia home and move to Florida.