Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Catch the Oscar Nominated Shorts on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 4:00 PM

It's award season which interests me for just about two reasons: We can watch (and rewatch) the Hamilton cast's performance at the Grammys and the Oscar nominated animated shorts are showing in theaters. 

Oh, you want to see the live action shorts? Forget about it, those were last week and they're not the important ones anyway. These are the ones you want.

The Loft Cinema (3233 E Speedway Blvd) is showing the films (and a few bonus ones!) this Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.  

Here's a taste of the films, with descriptions provided by the Loft:

Sanjay’s Super Team – Bored with his father’s meditation, a young Indian boy daydreams of Hindu gods as superheroes. (Dir. by Sanjay Patel, 2015, USA, 7 mins.)

World of Tomorrow – A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future. (Dir. by Don Hertzfeldt, 2015, USA, 17 minutes)

Bear Story – An old lonesome bear tells the story of his life through a mechanical diorama. (Dir. by Gabriel Osorio, 2015, Chile, 11 mins.)

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
– Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality. But this story is not only about the dream. (Dir. by Konstantin Bronzit, 2015, Russia, 16 mins.)

Prologue* – Taking place 2,400 years in the past, Prologue depicts a brutal battle between two teams of Spartan and Athenian warriors. (Dir. by Richard Williams, 2015, UK, 6 mins.)

And you'll also get a look at these animated short films, though they're not up for awards: If I Was God, Taking Flight, The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse and The Loneliest Spotlight, Catch It.

*Prolouge one comes with a note from the Loft: 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prologue, one of the five Oscar nominees, will be the last film in the program. A beautiful, hand-drawn depiction of a battle scene, the film contains violence and some male nudity, and may not be appropriate for young children. Other than Prologue, this program is acceptable for children of all ages.

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