Academy Award Nominated short films to be shown at Magic Theatre
The Academy Awards will hit western Nevada County Wednesday, as the Magic Theatre in Nevada City hosts the 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films.
Showtime is 7:35 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, May 7. Among the live action short films to be shown are:
– “Our Time is Up” (15 minutes, United States); When a therapist finds out he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.
– “Ausreisser” (The Runaway) (15 minutes, Germany); A man is confronted by the 6-year-old son he didn’t know he had. A search for the mother ensues, but she’s nowhere to be found.
– “The Last Farm” (15 minutes, Iceland); In a remote valley, all of the farms except one have been abandoned.
– “Six Shooter” (27 minutes, Ireland); On a train journey home through Ireland, an older man grieving the loss of his wife encounters a strange young character. Six Shooter will be broadcast on the Sundance Channel.
– “Cashback” (19 minutes, United Kingdom); A London college art student’s vivid imagination runs wild as he works the late shift at a local supermarket.
From May 10-18, the following animated short films will be shown at The Magic Theatre:
– “The Moon and the Son”: An imagined conversation (28 minutes, United States); Explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through the filmmaker’s own turbulent relationship with his father.
– “9” (11 minutes, United States); In the shadow of urban desolation, a rag doll must face a monster that is hunting his brethern and stealing their souls.
– “Badgered” (7 minutes, United Kingdom); The tale of a grumpy badger who just wants the world to let him sleep.
– “The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello” (27 minutes, Australia); The story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.
– One Man Band (4 minutes, United States); With one coin to make a wish at the piazza fountain, a peasant girl encounters two street performers who’d prefer the coin find its way into their tip jars.
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