Oscar Shorts 2024: Documentary

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140 min

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PG/PG-13

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For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 16th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – 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, March 10th.


ISLAND IN BETWEEN
Directors: S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien

20 min., Taiwan 

From Taiwan’s frontline amid rising tensions with China, filmmaker S. Leo Chiang weaves lyrical glimpses of local life with his own struggle negotiating ambivalent bonds to Taiwan, China, and the US. ISLAND IN BETWEEN explores the uneasy peace in Taiwan, and contemplates its uncertain future.

In English and in Mandarin with English subtitles.


NAI NAI AND WÀI PÓ
Directors: Sean Wang and Sam Davis
17 min., USA

Nǎi Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.


THE ABC’s OF BOOK BANNING
Directors: Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic

27 min., USA 

Over 2000 books have been removed from school districts in the U.S. THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING follows the human toll the future will pay for depriving children of their right to read and learn about a complex world. Interviews with children and authors shed light on this ongoing dangerous precedent.


THE LAST REPAIR SHOP
Directors: Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

39 min., USA 

Tells the story of four unassuming heroes who ensure no student is deprived of the joy of music. It is also a reminder of how music can be the best medicine, stress reliever and even an escape from poverty.


THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK
Directors: John Hoffman and Christine Turner
35 min., USA 

The Barber of Little Rock explores America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit community bank he founded.

 

Featured Films in this Series:

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Frida

March 7 - 14

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo.

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Persepolis (2007)

March 30 & April 2

PERSEPOLIS is the poignant story of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

 

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Mississippi Masala (1991)

March 23 & 26

Years after her Indian family was forced to flee their home in Uganda by the dictatorship of Idi Amin, twentysomething Mina finds herself helping to run a motel in the faraway land of Mississippi.

 

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Eve’s Bayou (1997)

March 16 & 19

A young girl with a philandering father and a psychic aunt comes of age in a Louisiana bayou.

 

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A League of Their Own (1992)

March 9 & 12

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amid their own growing rivalry.

 

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