Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 Oscar Shorts Come to Provincetown

All of this year's Oscar nominated shorts can be seen
this week at Waters Edge Cinema, in the Whalers Wharf.
There were 16 short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards in the categories of documentary, animation and live action. Each nominated short, including the three winners, can be seen this week at Waters Edge Cinema, at the Whalers Wharf. There will be three separate programs, each screening all of the shorts nominated in one of those three categories.

Documentary Shorts (running a total of 135 minutes) screen Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 PM.
Live Action Shorts (113 min.) can bee seen Friday, Sunday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 PM, with a matinee Saturday at 2 PM.
Animated Shorts (103 min.) will play Saturday and Wednesday at 7:30 PM with a Sunday matinee at 2 PM.

Click on this link to see an Oscar Shorts Teaser with just a tiny snippet from many of these wonderful films. Then click the following link to see a trailer for Documentary Short winner The Lady in Number 6, but only if you're prepared to fall completely in love with a 109-year-old woman. Alice Herz-Sommer lived to see her remarkable story make it into theaters last year, to great acclaim from all who saw this 38-minute little gem of a movie. But just over a week ago she passed away quietly at the age of 110, just a week before this brilliant, joyous film about the world's oldest known Holocaust survivor, and pianist, would win the Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony last Sunday.

If you google "2014 Oscar shorts" you'll find other trailers as well, and some compelling reasons to see each of these three programs of Short films. They haven't been rated, some are just a few minutes long, some are in a foreign language with subtitles, and each one is worth seeing.
We thank the folks at Waters Edge Cinema for bringing these three programs of terrific short films to Provincetown.

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