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Once again, Images Cinema presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.


Documenary Short Film Nominees

A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)

The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. This dreamlike portrait that shows the impact one brief but brilliant life can have. 


Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)

Told from within the heart of the Hong Kong protests, Do Not Split captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government’s backlash and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law. 


Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)

Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, Hunger Ward documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.  


Colette  Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)

Ninety-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine is one of the last surviving members of the French Resistance. For the past 74 years, Colette has never allowed herself to put one foot in Germany. But that’s all about to change when a young history student named Lucie enters her life.

 

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)

A Concerto Is a Conversation tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. 


Ratings Guideline: R, due to some of the topics. While some films would be fine, others are very much not for young audiences.

  • Runtime
    136 minutes
  • Rating
    R