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Once again the Rafael participates in the national release of the 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 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24. We are also one of the few venues to screen the nominees for Documentary Short Subject.

Each category will be screened in an individual program, each requiring separate admission.

NOTE ABOUT OSCAR SHORTS: LIVE ACTION NOMINEES
Please be advised that the LIVE ACTION short nominees could be regarded to be equivalent to an “R” rating. Content includes murder, racial violence and imperiled children.

* AMPAS & DGA members should show their membership card picture ID at the box office for free admission for themselves and a guest.

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ANIMATED SHORTS

Bao – In Disney•Pixar’s “BAO”, a Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood. Domee Shi, USA, 8 min; Late Afternoon – Emily is an elderly woman who lives in the past and the present. Louise Bagnall, Ireland, 10 min; Animal Behaviour – Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals.Alison Snowden, Canada, 14 min; Weekends –A young boy’s surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of family. Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 min.; One Small Step – Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Andrew Chesworth, USA, 8 min.

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:

Wishing Box –A pirate, a monkey and a treasure box walk into a bar…and set the stage for an amazing tale. Lizzie Zhang, USA, 5min; Tweet Tweet –Luba, playing with her friend Sparrow, forgets her fear and walks on a rope.Zhanna Bekmambetova, Uzbekistan,11 min.

Total program 75 minutes | Some adult themes

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LIVE ACTION SHORTS

Madre –A call from her 7-year-old son on vacation with his fathersparks both joy and fear for a single mom. Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain, 19 min; Fauve –Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature. Jeremy Comte, Canada,17 min; Marguerite – An aging woman’s friendship with her nurse enables her to make peace with her past.Marianne Farley, Canada, 19 min; Detainment –A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993. Vincent Lambe, Ireland, 30 min; Skin – An innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.Guy Nattiv, USA, 20 min.

Total program 108 minutes | Some adult themes

NOTE ABOUT OSCAR SHORTS: LIVE ACTION NOMINEES
Please be advised that the LIVE ACTION short nominees could be regarded to be equivalent to an “R” rating. Content includes murder, racial violence and imperiled children.

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Black Sheep –The boundaries between documentary and fiction are blurred to pose questions about race and identity.Ed Perkins, UK, 27 min; End Game – Probing questions are explored regarding creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.Rob Epstein, USA, 40 min; A Night at the Garden –In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten. Marshall Curry, USA, 7 min; Lifeboat – Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.Skye Fitzgerald, USA, 40 min; PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE –In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution against the stigma of menstruation.Rayka Zahtabchi, India, 26 min.

Total program 137 minutes | Some adult themes

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