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2020 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Program 1)

See the 2020 documentary short film nominations before the Academy Awards, right here at the Parkway!
January 2020
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2020 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Program 1)

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A year-round slate of diverse short film programs, encompassing theatrical runs, curated collections, and open submissions.

Program Notes

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films program. The Parkway will be presenting the documentary short nominations in a special theatrical run leading up to this years Academy Awards.


Block 1: IN THE ABSENCE, WALK RUN CHA-CHA, ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Block 2: LIFE OVERTAKES ME, LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)

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In the Absence
Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min
A haunting documentation of the sinking of the Sewol Ferry in South Korea.
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Walk Run Cha-Cha
Laura Nix, USA, 21 min
Chipaul and Millie Cao reunited in 1980s Los Angeles after being separated by the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they become ballroom dancers to reconnect again and make up for lost time.
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St. Louis Superman
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min
This verité documentary follows Bruce Franks as he is forced to deal with his trauma around the death of his younger brother in order to find peace and truly fulfill his destiny as a leader for his community.
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Life Overtakes Me
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min
This medical mystery follows refugee children in Sweden whom enter a coma-like state as they face deportation.
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Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl)
Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.
The story of young afghan girls in Kabul learning to read, write, and skateboard.

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