2018 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films – Live Action Program
on Friday, January 26, 2018
Register now to see the Academy Award® Nominated Live Action Films at the Des Moines Art Center!
Running Time: 97 minutes
Thursday, February 15 / 6 pm
Sunday, February 18 / 1:30 pm (repeat of 2/15 films)
Director Reed Van Dyk, USA
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
MY NEPHEW EMMETT
Director Kevin Wilson, JR., USA
In 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on true events.
the eleven o'clock
Director Derin Seale, Australia
The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.
the silent child
Director Chris Overton, UK
The Silent Child centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication.
watu wote / all of us
Director Katja Benrath, Germany & Kenyan
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.