Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live Action (rated R)

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films in the Community Room, Lower Level

The Oscars are almost here and we have your opportunity to see the Oscar-Nominated Short Films before the awards are given!  These films are wildly popular, but often difficult to find. Look no further! Fredricksen Library gives you a chance to choose the winners before the Academy announces them.  Join us on Friday as we view the nominees from the following categories:

2:00 pm- 5:00 pm - Documentary Short Films*  

7:00 pm- 9:00 pm - Live Action Short Films*

Come back on Saturday, February 23. from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm for the Animated Short Films

*Not recommended for ages 17 & under without parental permission.

No registration necessary. Sponsored by Jane and Bill Murray.



LIVE ACTION SHORTS (108 minutes)

MADRE - Spain, 19 minutes

Synopsis: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.


FAUVE - Canada, 17 minutes

Synopsis: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild, the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.


MARGUERITE - Canada, 19 minutes

Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing, and helps her make peace with her past.


DETAINMENT - Ireland, 30 minutes

Synopsis: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.


SKIN - USA, 20 minutes

Synopsis: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.


Friday, February 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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