THURSDAY, APRIL 22 / 11 AM – 7 PM

Films

Oscar Shorts: Documentaries

4/2/2021 - 4/4/2021 / 5:00pm - 11:59pm

Oscar Shorts Go Virtual
Watch this year’s Oscar-nominated short films from the comfort of your home! The Art Center is thrilled to announce that we are a virtual venue for the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. As in years past, Des Moines audiences will be able to see the nominees in all three categories, Documentary, Live-Action, and Animation, on the weekends leading up to the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 25. 

Best Documentary Short Subject (Available for viewing Friday, April 2 at 5 pm through Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 pm)

  • “Colette” / Directed by Anthony Giacchino / 24 minutes / Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more.

  • “A Concerto Is a Conversation” / Directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers / 13 minutes / A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

  • “Do Not Split” / Directed by Anders Hammer / 24 minutes / In 2019 Hong Kong was rocked by the largest protests since Britain handed back the area to China in 1997. This is the story of the protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protesters that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.

  • “Hunger Ward” / Directed by Skye Fitzgerald / 40 minutes / Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

  • “A Love Song for Latasha” / Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison / 19 minutes / The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising.

Register for Documentary Shorts

How Virtual Cinema Works
Shorts HD has partnered with Eventive as the video sharing platform for these screenings. After you register for the screening(s) you’d like to view, you will receive a general confirmation from the Art Center. This will NOT contain the Eventive link/password for the screening. The Eventive link/password will be provided to the email you used to register the Friday morning before the screening opens.

Technical requirements: Internet access and smart device with screen and speakers (Smart TV, tablet, phone, etc.)

Please note: Des Moines Art Center staff is not available to help troubleshoot registrant’s internet speeds or Eventive access. Here is a link that helps with troubleshooting and FAQ provided by Eventive. 

Location Information:
Eventive

2021-04-02 17:00:00 2021-04-04 23:59:00 America/Chicago Oscar Shorts: Documentaries Oscar Shorts Go Virtual Watch this year’s Oscar-nominated short films from the comfort of your home! The Art Center is thrilled to announce that we are a virtual venue for the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. As in years past, Des Moines audiences will be able to see the nominees in all three categories, Documentary, Live-Action, and Animation, on the weekends leading up to the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, April 25.  Best Documentary Short Subject (Available for viewing Friday, April 2 at 5 pm through Sunday, April 4 at 11:59 pm) “Colette” / Directed by Anthony Giacchino / 24 minutes / Nazi occupied France. Resistance took courage. Seventy-five years later, facing one's ghosts may take even more. “A Concerto Is a Conversation” / Directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers / 13 minutes / A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. “Do Not Split” / Directed by Anders Hammer / 24 minutes / In 2019 Hong Kong was rocked by the largest protests since Britain handed back the area to China in 1997. This is the story of the protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protesters that escalate into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene. “Hunger Ward” / Directed by Skye Fitzgerald / 40 minutes / Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine. “A Love Song for Latasha” / Directed by Sophia Nahli Allison / 19 minutes / The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a South Central Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. Register for Documentary Shorts How Virtual Cinema Works Shorts HD has partnered with Eventive as the video sharing platform for these screenings. After you register for the screening(s) you’d like to view, you will receive a general confirmation from the Art Center. This will NOT contain the Eventive link/password for the screening. The Eventive link/password will be provided to the email you used to register the Friday morning before the screening opens. Technical requirements: Internet access and smart device with screen and speakers (Smart TV, tablet, phone, etc.) Please note: Des Moines Art Center staff is not available to help troubleshoot registrant’s internet speeds or Eventive access. Here is a link that helps with troubleshooting and FAQ provided by Eventive.  Eventive

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