2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Single Program

Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
View Previews Here

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films available to watch on the big screen for a limited time.

“BE PREPARED TO GASP, CRINGE AND CRY!” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Saturday, February 09 – Emerson Crawford Theater

2:00 PM – Documentary –  143 min.  (plus intermission)

4:45 – 6:30 PM BREAK

6:30 PM – Animation – 76 min.

7:50 – 8:15 PM BREAK

8:15 PM – Live Action – 109 min.

Ratings and film titles listed on Movie Info tab.

JUST ANNOUNCED!  The fabulous Emerson Grill will be offering a special SHORTS DINNER MENU with delicious, quick turn-around fare and discounts in Emerson Grill and Pizza & Wine specials in Emerson Grill North!

JUST ANNOUNCED!  The fabulous Emerson Grill will be offering a special SHORTS DINNER MENU with delicious, quick turn-around fare and discounts in Emerson Grill and Pizza & Wine specials in Emerson Grill North!

For the 11th consecutive year, BFS presents the  Oscar-Nominated Short Films, brought to you by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. With all three categories offered this year – Documentary, Animation, and Live Action – 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. Oscar Ballots available for our annual contest!

Advance tickets available online & in-store at Cactus Records (surcharges apply) and all day Feb. 09 in Emerson lobby starting at 1:00 PM. General Admission. Doors open 30 minutes before show.

If you purchase a Single program ticket in advance at Cactus Records, just arrive for the show you’d like to attend!

2:00 PM – Documentary (split into 2 programs) – 143 min. Rated R for violence, language and adult themes.

“Black Sheep” (USA) 27 min.
“End Game” (USA) 40 min.
“Lifeboat” (USA) 34 min.
“A Night at the Garden” (USA) 7 min.
“Period. End of Sentence.” (USA)  26 min.

6:30 PM – Animation (5 nominees plus 3 highly commended.) 74 min. Rated PG. Suitable for ages 9+, the themes include Alzheimers, divorce and the death of a parent.
“Animal Behavior” (Canada) 14 min.
“Bao” (USA) 8 min.
“Late Afternoon” (Ireland) 10 min.
“One Small Step” (China) 8 min,
“Weekends” (USA) 15 min.

“Wishing Box” & “Tweet Tweet” (Highly Commended)

8:15 PM – Live Action – 106 min. Rated R for violence, language and adult themes. This years program is very heavy. Full synopsis listed.

“Detainment” (Ireland) 30 min. 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.

“Fauve” (Canada) 17 min. 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 power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

“Marguerite” (Canada) 19 min. An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing, and helps her make peace with her past.

“Madre” (Spain) 19 min. 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 nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.

“Skin” (USA) 20 min.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.