Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts
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Experience this years best short films the way they were meant to be seen on the big screen!
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will be telecast on Sunday, February 24, 2019!
See the entire series at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro!
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/297770485/326c7f5449
And the Nominees are:
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (to be offered as two programs of 69 minutes and 75 minutes, and one program of 143 minutes)
Black Sheep UK, 27 minutes
Director: ED PERKINS
Producers: JONATHAN CHINN and SIMON CHINN
Executive Producers for the Guardian: CHARLIE PHILLIPS and LINDSAY POULTON
Synopsis: Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Corneliuss mother, scared for her sons safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe. And in return, Cornelius became submerged in a culture of violence and hatred. But as the violence and racism against other black people continued, Cornelius struggled to marry his real identity with the one he had acquired.
End Game USA, 40 minutes
Directors: ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN Producers: ROB EPSTEIN and JEFFREY FRIEDMAN
Synopsis: Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? Acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, THE CELLULOID CLOSET, PARAGRAPH 175) probe these questions and more in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.
Lifeboat USA, 40 minutes
Director: SKYE FITZGERALD
Producers: BRYN MOOSER and SKYE FITZGERALD
Synopsis: Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the worlds greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way.
A Night at the Garden USA, 7 minutes
Director: MARSHALL CURRY
Producers: MARSHALL CURRY, LAURA POITRAS and CHARLOTTE COOKE
Synopsis: In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New Yorks Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism an event largely forgotten from American history. A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN, made entirely from archival footage filmed that night, transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in the United States.
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. India, 26 minutes
Director: RAYKA ZEHTABCHI
Producers: RAYKA ZEHTABCHI, MELISSA BERTON, LISA TABACK and GARRETT K. SCHIFF
Synopsis: In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. a documentary short directed by Rayka Zehtabchi tells their story.
For generations, these women didnt have access to pads, which lead to health problems and girls missing school or dropping out entirely. But when a sanitary pad machine is installed in the village, the women learn to manufacture and market their own pads, empowering the women of their community. They name their brand FLY, because they want women to soar. Their flight is, in part, enabled by the work of high school girls half a world away, in California, who raised the initial money for the machine and began a non-profit called The Pad Project.
Historic Warner Grand Theater (View)
478 W. 6th Street
San Pedrdo, CA 90731
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