2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary at Real Art Ways

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2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary


Every year Real Art Ways brings the Oscar-Nominated Short Films to its cinema so you can enjoy some of the finest film making of the year. All three categories are offered – Animation, Live Action, and Documentary. This is your annual chance to see all of these nominees before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9 at 8 PM.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (Running Time: 160 minutes)

Life Overtakes Me –John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.

In the Absence –Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.

Walk Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.

St. Louis Superman –Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.


Rating guidelines:

Documentary Shorts: R, as usual. The Documentary program deals with global political issues – the refugee crisis, the education of girls and women in Afghanistan, activism in Ferguson MO. Very strong doc program this year.