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Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017

2016.
Fri., February 24, 2017 thru Thu., March 2, 2017
Friday
February 24, 2017
7:30 pm
Saturday
February 25, 2017
4:30 pm
Saturday
February 25, 2017
6:30 pm
Saturday
February 25, 2017
9:15 pm
Sunday
February 26, 2017
12:00 pm
Monday
February 27, 2017
6:30 pm
Tuesday
February 28, 2017
7:30 pm
Wednesday
March 1, 2017
2:00 pm
Wednesday
March 1, 2017
4:30 pm
Wednesday
March 1, 2017
7:30 pm
Thursday
March 2, 2017
7:30 pm
Friday
February 24, 2017
5:30 pm

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening at the Colonial on February 24. 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 now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26. Click here to see details about all of the films including a synopsis of each (this PDF does not include our screening schedule, below). Read A.O. Scott’s review of the short films in the New York Times.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
Friday 2/24 –  5:30 PM – Animated
Friday 2/24 –  7:30 PM – Live Action
Saturday 2/25 – 4:30 PM – Animated
Saturday 2/25 – 6:30 PM – Live Action
Saturday 2/25 – 9:15 PM – Animated
Sunday 2/26 – 12:00 PM – Animated
Monday 2/27 – 6:30 PM – Animated
Tuesday 2/28 – 7:30 PM – Live Action
Wednesday 3/1 – 2:00 PM – Animated
Wednesday 3/1 – 4:30 PM – Live Action
Wednesday 3/1 – 7:30 PM – Documentaries
Thursday 3/2 – 7:30 PM – Live Action

ANIMATED SHORTS
Running Time: 1h. 17m. Appropriate for ages 8+ except for the final film.
Borrowed Time – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6m
Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6m
Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8m
The Head Vanishes (additional film) – 9m
Asteria (additional film) – 5m
Once Upon a Line (additional film) – 7m
Pear Cider and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35m
Important note: Pear Cider and Cigarettes, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. An inventively animated first-person narration about a troubled friendship, there’s violence, language, sex, and drug use in it, and it’s not appropriate for children. We’ll have a warning card come up prior to this short, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Running Time: 2h. 14m. Appropriate for ages 15+
Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25m
Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30m
Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15m
Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28m
La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30m

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Running time: 2h. 41m. Appropriate for ages 16+
Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24m
Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24m
4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22m
Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, UK, 39m
The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, USA, 41m