Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films
Oscar Tune Up: Academy Award Nominated Live Action Short Films
- Friday & Saturday, February 8-9, 8pm
- Sunday, February 10, 3pm
- Friday & Saturday, February 22-23, 8pm
- Sunday, February 24, 3pm
A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.
Director: Bryan Buckley South Africa/USA 18min.
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the National sport of Buzkashi – a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat – Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith’s son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.
Director: Sam French Afghanistan/USA 28min.
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Director: Shawn Christensen USA 19min.
Death of a Shadow
Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she’s already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.
Director: Tom Van Avermaet France/Belgium 20min.
Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He’ll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.
Director: Yan England Canada 21min.
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
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