2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films – Live Action Program
on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Register now to see the Academy Award® Nominated Live Action Films at the Des Moines Art Center!
Running Time: 105 minutes
Friday, February 15 / 6:30 pm
Sunday, February 17 / 1:30 pm (repeat of 2/15 films)
Director Marianne Farley, Canada
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 Guy Nattiv, USA
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.
Director Vincent Lambe, Ireland
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 Jeremy Comte, Canada
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer...
Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain
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.