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.