2018 Double Feature: Animated and Live Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts
(dir. Glen Keane, writer Kobe Bryant, US, 6min)
An animated telling of Kobe Bryant's poem 'Dear Basketball'.
(dir. Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, France, 5min)
Adapted from a poem by Ron Koertge, a tale about a boy who connects with his father by learning to pack a suitcase.
(dir. Dave Mullins, US, 7min)
A Pixar short about a lost-and-found box and the unseen monster within.
(dir. Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, UK, 29min)
Based on the much-loved children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes takes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and The Three Little Pigs, then mixes them together and serves them with a mischievous twist.
(dir. Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon, France, 7min)
In a deserted rich house, a couple of amphibians explore their surroundings and follow their primal instincts.
Playing with additional films commended by the Academy: Lost Property Office, Weeds, Achoo
LIVE ACTION SHORT
(dir. Reed Van Dyk, US, 21min)
Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Silent Child
(dir. Chris Overton, writer Rachel Shenton, UK, 20min)
The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
My Nephew Emmett
(dir. Kevin Wilson, Jr., US, 20min)
At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till.
The Eleven O'Clock
(dir. Derin Seale, writer Josh Lawson, Australia, 13min)
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.
Watu Wote: All of Us
(dir. Katja Benrath, Germany, 22min)
For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
Total running time: Approx. 90 minutes, and 96 minutes, with 30-minute reception during intermission.
Mill Hill Playhouse (View)
205 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
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