OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: Documentary

| 2013 | 184 mins | |

Sunday February 23, 2014


$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Catch all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films before the 86th Annual Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 2!

“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

And the winners are … Once again, the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winners (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2) will be entered into a drawing for two free admissions to the MV Film Center!  Winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films, exclusively at the MV Film Center!

NOMINATIONS FOR SHORT DOCUMENTARY – THIS PROGRAM CONTAINS A SHORT INTERMISSION AFTER THE FIRST THREE FILMS, ENTIRE PROGRAM IS 3 Hours, 10 Minutes

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed, Canada/USA/UK – English, 39 min.) – At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world’s oldest pianist and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.
Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq, UAE/UK/Yemen – Arabic, 26 min.) – When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
Facing Fear (Jason Cohen, USA/English, 26 min.) – As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
Cave Digger (Jeffrey Karoff, USA/English, 39 min.) – New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall (Edgar Barens, USA/English, 40 min.) – In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
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Nominated for 2014 Academy Award for BEST SHORT FILM: DOCUMENTARY

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