Aperture Cinema - Winston Salem, NC | Animated Oscar Nominated Shorts
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Animated Oscar Nominated Shorts

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Fri, Feb 15 – 5:00, 6:45
Sat, Feb 16 – 2:45, 7:30
Sun, Feb 17 – 2:45, 7:30
Mon, Feb 18 – 6:15
Tues, Feb 19 – 6:15
Weds, Feb 20 – 6:15
Thurs, Feb 21 – 6:15

ANIMATED SHORTS (108 minutes)
Rated PG (10+ suggested)

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th.  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, Feb. 24th.

Animal Behavior
Directors: Alison Snowden and David Fine
Synopsis: Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In “ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR”, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine (Bob’s Birthday), five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.

Director: Domee Shi
Synopsis: In Disney•Pixar’s “BAO,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.

Late Afternoon
Director: Louise Bagnall
Synopsis: Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.

One Small Step
USA & China/8mins/2018
Directors: Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
Synopsis: Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.

Director: Trevor Jimenez
Synopsis: “WEEKENDS” is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. Directors’ Biography: TREVOR JIMENEZ is a Canadian born filmmaker living in Berkeley, who has worked as a story artist in animation for over 10 years- most notably at Pixar & Henry Selick’s Cinderbiter studios. His student film “KEY LIME PIE” (2007) screened at numerous international festivals including Annecy & Mike Judge’s “THE ANIMATION SHOW VOL. 4”. Weekends is his first professional film and a personal labor of love he had worked on for over 10 years. Currently Trevor works in the story department at Pixar while pursuing his own creative projects.