2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action

2024 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 7:30PM; THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AT 7:30PM; SUNDAY, MARCH 3 AT 2:00PM

General Admission: $12 | Loft Members: $10

Passes Not Accepted

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!

The After 
A grieving rideshare driver picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past. (Dir. by Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, UK, in English, 18 mins., Not Rated)

Red, White and Blue 
When Rachel is forced to cross state lines in search of an urgent and necessary abortion with her young daughter in tow, she attempts to make the arduous journey into a fun road trip for them both. Along the way, we learn a heartbreaking truth as Rachel confronts a dark secret that means her life will never be the same again. (Dir. by Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, USA, in English, 23 mins., Not Rated)

Knight of Fortune  
Karl arrives at a chapel to say goodbye to his recently deceased wife, but he cannot bring himself to open the casket and acknowledge his loss. (Dir. by Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, Denmark, in Swedish/Danish with English subtitles, 25 mins., Not Rated)

Invincible 
Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom. (Dir. by Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, Canada, in French with English subtitles, 29 mins., Not Rated)

The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar 
Henry Sugar, a wealthy man, decides to take on an extraordinary challenge – he wants to master an extraordinary skill in order to cheat at gambling games.  Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved story, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes and Dev Patel. (Dir. by Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, USA/UK, in English, 37 mins., US/UK, Not Rated)

TOTAL PROGRAM RUNNING TIME: 134 MINS.

(Rated R equivalent for mature themes)

2 HR 14 MIN | NR

Released 2024
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