2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – All Day Pass

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

$10-One Program; $20-Two or more Programs


Saturday, February 9 – 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 titles listed in 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!

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 applied) and day of show in Emerson lobby at 1:00 PM.

General Admission seating. Doors open at 1:30 PM

2:00 PM – Documentary (split into 2 programs) 143 min. plus intermission. 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 + 2 highly commended) 76 min. Rated PG. Suitable for ages 9+, the themes dealt with include Alzheimers disease, 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”  6 min. & “Tweet Tweet” 11 min. (Highly Commended)

8:15 PM – Live Action – 109 min. Rated R for violence, language and adult themes. This years program is very heavy. Synopsis included.

“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.