OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS – LIVE ACTION

OPENS FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

The Rafael again participates in the national release of short films nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards. Audiences will have the opportunity to see the nominated Live Action and Animated shorts prior to the 88th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 28, 2016. We will also schedule select screenings of the documentary nominees. Each category will be screened in a separate program, each requiring separate admission.

 Live Action Shorts program length: 107 minutes

AVE MARIA
Producers: Eric Dupont, Eric Fantone

The silent routine of 5 Palestinian nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect.

SHOK
(FRIEND)

Director & Writer: Jamie Donoughue
Producers: Harvey Ascott, Eshref Durmishi, Howard Dawson

The friendship of two boys is tested to its limits as they battle for survival during the Kosovo war.

ALLES WIRD GUT
(EVERYTHING WILL BE OK)
Director, Writer & Producer: Patrick Vollrath

A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can‘t help feeling that something isn’t right. So begins a fateful journey.

STUTTERER
Director: Benjamin Cleary
Producers: Shan Christopher Ogilvie & Serena Armitage

Apart from his ageing father, Greenwood has only one connection to the external world in the form of an online relationship. Every night, often for hours at a time, he exchanges messages with Ellie. On the eve of their six-month anniversary, Ellie messages Greenwood and tells him that she has travelled to London to surprise him. She asks if he would like to take things “offline” and meet in person for the first time. The image above is taken from the moment just after Greenwood gets that earth shattering message and is suddenly facing a daunting proposition with everything at stake.

DAY ONE
Director: Henry Hughes
Producer: Michael Steiner

Inspired by a true story, DAY ONE depicts a new translator’s first day accompanying a US Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist. As she quickly discovers, her job will bring up brutal complexities as gender and religious barriers emerge with lives hanging in the balance.