Live Action Shorts 2018

Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts 2018

DEKALB ELEMENTARY  (Director: Reed Van Dyk, USA, English, R, 20 min)

Steven, a mentally unstable twenty something, enters an elementary school with a semi-automatic rifle. After he orders the school receptionist, Cassandra, to have the building evacuated, he holds her hostage and instructs her to call 911. With Cassandra as his go-between, Steven tries to navigate the troubled waters he has entered.

THE SILENT CHILD (Director: Chris Overton and Rachel Senton, United Kingdom, English, British Sign Language, R, 20 min)

Libby, a profoundly deaf four-year-old, is the youngest child in a family who are all hearing. Unable to communicate but about to start school, Libby is assigned a social worker who teaches her sign language. Libby’s skeptical parents are reluctant to be involved, however, and pose a potential block to Libby’s education.

MY NEPHEW EMMETT (Director: Kevin Wilson Jr., USA, English, R, 20 min)

In 1955, two white men invade the home of Mose Wright, an African-American preacher in Mississippi, to abduct his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, who is visiting from Chicago. Emmett has been accused of whistling at a white woman, and Mose knows that his fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.

THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK (Director: Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, English, R,13 min)

A psychiatrist earnestly tries to help his delusional patient, but his efforts are complicated by the fact that the patient believes himself to be the doctor. With each trying to out-analyze the other, their session spirals out of control.

WATU WOTE/ALL OF US  (Directors Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany & Kenya, Swahili, Somali, R, 22 min)

Jua, a Christian living in Kenya, boards a chartered bus to visit a relative and is uncomfortable being surrounded by Muslim passengers. The bus is stopped by the violent terrorist group Al-Shabaab, whose members demand that the Muslims identify the Christian passengers.

Please note: No screenings on February 23, 24 & 25 due to Nevermore Film Festival. 

 

$10 | $8 student/senior/military
99 min
Showtimes:

Wednesday, February 21

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema One

Thursday, February 22

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema One

Monday, February 26

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema One

Tuesday, February 27

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema Two

Wednesday, February 28

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema One

Thursday, March 1

4:10pm   Cinema One
9:10pm   Cinema One

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