The 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary Shorts

A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of documentary shorts.
February 2019
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The 2019 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary Shorts

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2019, 137 minutes, Digital, R

Distributor: Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures

Program Notes

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. 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. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.


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Black Sheep
Ed Perkins, UK, 2018, 27 minutes
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
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End Game
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 2018, 40 minutes
Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.
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A Night at the Garden
Marshall Curry, USA, 2018, 7 minutes
In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.
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Lifeboat
Skye Fitzgerald, USA, 2018, 40 minutes
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.
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Period. End of Sentence
Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 2018, 26 minutes
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. 'Period. End of Sentance' tells their story.

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