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2013 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
February 21, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Advance tickets NOW SOLD OUT. You can buy tickets at the door, but these will be limited to the front 2 rows.
This is a rare opportunity to see all 5 of the 2013 OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS three days before the Academy Awards. The films are:
Asad – (director: Bryan Buckley, South Africa) Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man. (18 minutes)
Buzkashi Boys – (director: Sam French, Afghanistan) Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi – a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. (28 minutes)
Curfew – (director: Shawn Christensen, USA) “Curfew” has been chilling and charming film festival audiences over the past year, a blacker-than-black comedy about a junkie lured out of his death tub because his sister needs a baby sitter. (19 minutes)
Death of a Shadow – (director: Tom Van Avermaet, France and Belgium) A sublimely spooky and romantic ghost story set around World War I. (20 minutes)
Henry – (director: Yan England, Canada) The Canadian French-language short “Henry” conveys the confusion and terror of Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on the internal turmoil of the 84-year-old title character, a former concert pianist played with heart-wrenching authenticity by Gérard Poirier. (21 minutes)