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Oscar Shorts: Animation!

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:15pm to 8:35pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

2018 > various > Directed by various

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don't miss this year's selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.  The list of nominees will be available online shortly after they're announced on January 22nd. Subtitled. More at shortsinternational.com

1 hr 16 min

BAO BUN

Director: Domee Shi & Becky Neimann-Cobb  (USA, 8 mins)
An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.

LATE AFTERNOON

Director: Louise Bagnall & Nuria Gonzalez Blanco (Ireland, 10 mins)
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Director: Alison Snowden and David Fine (Canada, 14 mins)Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour', five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

WEEKENDS

Director: Trevor Jimenez (USA, 15 mins)Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.

ONE SMALL STEP

Director: Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas (USA & China, 8 mins) Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

 

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS

WISHING BOX

Director: Wenli Zhang (USA, 6 mins)
After years sailing the sea, Derek the pirate and his sidekick monkey finally find a treasure box- a magic box that can make your wildest wishes come true.

TWEET TWEET

Director: Zhanna Bekmambetova (Russia, 11 mins)
Life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited, we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly!

This program would be rated PG (themes dealt with in these shorts include Alzheimer’s disease, divorce and the death of a parent). Nothing offensive here, just slightly heavy themes. Suitable for children around 9+. Please note that there is some scary imagery in WEEKENDS that might not be great for much younger kids.

 

 

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Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema

Tags

cascal, film, tfdcin, Movies, pma, cinema

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/earlySpring...

Cost

$6.50 students, $5.50 grads & kids (>12), $7 seniors , $9 general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public