2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary

2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary


General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10

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Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s best short films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen – before the 96th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 10, 2024!   Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema!

“These programs treat movie-lovers to an unpredictable batch of films from all over the world, with a wide variety of themes, tones and textures.” – Collin Souter, RogerEbert.com

Once again, The Loft Cinema is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The 2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures. At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winner (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 10) will be entered into a drawing for free movie passes to The Loft! Pass winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films at The Loft Cinema!

Island in Between
S. Leo Chiang reflects on his relationship with Taiwan, the United States and China from the islands of Kinmen, a few kilometers from mainland China. (Dir. by S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, Taiwan, in English/Mandarin with English subtitles, 20 mins., Not Rated)

Nai Nai and Wài Pó 
A multigenerational story celebrating director Sean Wang’s two grandmothers, one on his father’s side and the other on his mother’s side. (Dir. by Sean Wang and Sam Davis, USA, in Mandarin/English with English subtitles, 17 mins., Not Rated)

The ABC’s of Book Banning 
Revealing the voices of the impacted parties of books banned from school districts, inspiring hope for the future through the profound insights of inquisitive youthful minds. (Dir. by Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, USA, in English, 27 mins., Not Rated)

The Last Repair Shop 
In Los Angeles, a few devoted craftspeople keep over 80,000 student musical instruments in good repair. (Dir. by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, USA, in English, 39 mins., Not Rated)

The Barber of Little Rock
Barber Arlo Washington forms a nonprofit community bank, with a visionary approach to a just economy that could reshape the future of banking. The People Trust fosters economic progress for under-served residents in Little Rock, Ark. (Dir. by John Hoffman and Christine Turner, USA, in English, 35 mins., Not Rated)

(Rated PG-13 equivalent for mature themes)

2 HR 20 MIN | NR

Released 2024
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