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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 91st Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 24, 2019! Predict the winners and you could win free passes to The Loft Cinema!
“The short films … offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
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 2910 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 Shorts HD 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, February 24) 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, exclusively at The Loft Cinema!
Madre – While chatting with her mother at her apartment in Spain, Marta receives a phone call from her six-year-old son Iván, who is on vacation with his father in France. Marta quickly realizes that something is desperately wrong and that she has very little time to solve the problem. (Dir. by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, 2018, Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles, 19 mins., Not Rated)
Fauve – At an isolated surface mine in the Quebec countryside, two boisterous young boys run wild, challenging each other to reckless tests of endurance and daring, with only Mother Nature as their witness. (Dir. by Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, 2018, Canada, in French with English subtitles, 17 mins., Not Rated)
Marguerite – Elderly Marguerite is cared for by kindly nurse Rachel and the two become friends. As the lonely Marguerite learns more about Rachel, feelings from her youth resurface, prompting her to examine and accept her past desires. (Dir. by Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, 2018, Canada, 19 mins., Not Rated)
Detainment – In 1993, ten-year-old friends Jon and Robert are brought to an English police station for questioning after CCTV footage implicates them in the kidnapping and murder of a two-year-old boy. (Dir. by Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, 2018, Ireland, 30 mins., Not Rated)
Skin – After spending the day shooting guns and relaxing at the lake with several white supremacist friends, Jeffrey and Christa head home with their young son Troy. Stopping at a grocery store, Jeffrey is irate when Jaydee, an African-American man, is friendly to Troy, and Jaydee’s innocent act results in bloodshed. (Dir. by Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 2018, 20 mins., Not Rated)
(Approximate program running time: 108 mins., Rated R)