Aperture Cinema - Winston Salem, NC | Live Action Oscar Nominated Shorts
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Live Action Oscar Nominated Shorts

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Fri, Feb 15 – 2:15, 8:45
Sat, Feb 16 – 5:00, 9:15
Sun, Feb 17 – 9:30, 5:00
Mon, Feb 18 – 8:15
Tues, Feb 19 – 8:15
Weds, Feb 20 – 8:15
Thurs, Feb 21 – 8:15

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (108 minutes)
Rated R (violence, language, and adult themes)*
*Please note – the Live Action program for 2019 deals with some very heavy issues from imperiled children, to murder, to racial violence.
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.
Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
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 horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.
Director: Jeremy Comte
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 to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

Director: Marianne Farley
Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Director: Vincent Lambe
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.
Director: Guy Nattiv
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.