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Saturday, February 8
3 PM | Animation

Thursday, February 13
7 PM | Animation

Sunday, February 16

Noon | Animation
3 pm | Live Action

Monday, February 17
Noon | Animation
3 PM | Live Action

Sunday, March 2
Noon | Documentary Program A
3 PM | Documentary Program B

Thursday, March 6
7 PM | Animation

Sunday, March 9
3:30 PM | Live Action

Sunday, March 16
Noon | Animation
3 PM | Live Action

TICKETS
$5 members + students
$10 nonmembers

   

FILM

Oscar-Nominated Shorts Program

    

For the eighth consecutive year, the ICA presents the Oscar-nominated shorts program, featuring the intriguing live-action, animated, and documentary short films you always wish you’d had a chance to see come Oscar night (March 2).
 

ANIMATION (88 min.)

Feral by Daniel Sousa (13 min.). A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.

Get A Horse! by Lauren MacMullen (6 min.). Walt Disney Animation Studios’ innovative new short “Get A Horse!” is a contemporary homage to the first animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation that’s paired with full-color, 3D, CG filmmaking—in the same frame.

Mr. Hublot by Laurent Witz (11 min.). A withdrawn, idiosyncratic character with OCD, Mr. Hublot is scared of change and the outside world. His solution: he doesn't step foot outside his apartment! The arrival of the dog Robot Pet will turn his life upside down: he has to share his home with this very invasive companion...

Possessions by Shuhei Morita (14 min.). On a stormy night, deep in the mountains, a man has lost his way and comes across a small shrine. When he enters, the space suddenly turns into a room in a different world. One after another appear abandoned umbrellas, discarded kimonos, and such spectral things.

Room On The Broom by Max Lang and Jan Lachauer (25 min.). A magical tale about friendship and family from Magic Light Pictures, the producers of the hugely successful The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.

LIVE ACTION (108 min.)

Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?
by Selma Vilhunen (7 min.). Mother Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up her husband Jokke and daughters Ella, 6, and Kerttu, 4. They start to prepare themselves in a hurry. Mother is going crazy since nobody else seems to be able to do anything right. Who has messed father’s shirt, hid girls’ dresses and the wedding gift?

Helium by Anders Walter (23 min.). A hospital’s eccentric janitor helps a young dying boy regain the joy and happiness of life.

Just Before Losing Everything by Xavier Legrand (30 min). While her children pretend to go to school, Miriam hurries to pick them up and take them to her work place. She explains to her boss that she has to leave the region in a rush.

That Wasn't Me by Esteban Crespo (24 min.). The short film AQUEL NO ERA YO tells the story of Paula and Kaney, two characters--an African child and a Spanish woman--who could have nothing in common, but will get to join their lives forever through a lifeā€giving shot.

The Voorman Problem by Mark Gill (13 min.). Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god. The doctor must decide on the sanity of Mr Voorman: is he a faker or a lunatic?

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM A  
(95 min.)

The Lady in Number 6 by Malcolm Clarke (38 min.). The Lady In Number 6 is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor shares her story on how to achieve a long and happy life. She discusses the importance of music, laughter and how to have an optimistic outlook on life.

Facing Fear by Jason Cohen (23 min.). The worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the incident that dramatically shaped both of their lives. They proceed to embark on a journey of forgiveness that challenges both to grapple with their beliefs and fears, eventually leading to an improbable collaboration... and friendship.

Karama Has No Walls
by Sara Ishaq (26 min.). Karama Has No Walls is a documentary film set in Change Square, in Yemen’s capital city Sana’a, where members of a heavily armed population set aside their weapons, and peacefully assembled in early 2011 to demand the fall of Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 33 year autocratic rule.

DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM B 
(85 min.)

Cavedigger by Jeffrey Karoff (39 min.). Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, 'eighth wonder of the world' art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation takes him years to complete, and each is a masterwork. But patrons who have commissioned caves have cut off nearly all of his projects due to artistic differences. Fed up, Ra has chosen to forego commissions altogether and create a massive, 10-year project, his Magnum Opus.

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
by Edgar Barens (40 min). This HBO Documentary Film is a moving cinema verité documentary that breaks through the walls of one of America’s oldest maximum security prisons to tell the story of the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner, Jack Hall and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him.


Image: film still from Mr. Hublot by Laurent Witz. 


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