• February 15, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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And the nominees are:

* AQUEL NO ERA YO (THAT WASN’T ME) - Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.

* AVANT QUE DE TOUT PERDRE (JUST BEFORE LOSING EVERYTHING) - Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

* HELIUM - A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.

* PITÄÄKÖ MUN KAIKKI HOITAA? (DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING?) - Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.

* THE VOORMAN PROBLEM - A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god.

This for the discount price of $8, details available after having RSVP'd. Click HERE to contact me in case you missed the info (hidden email addresses won't get a reply).

And the winner is...

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  • Sascha

    Fantastic event. Thank you G

    February 23, 2014

  • Nadine

    Great event as always G!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • sandra

    Once again, I enjoyed very much the short films.
    I though the French film was very good. I am not saying that I enjoyed it, as the topic was dramatic and stressful, but the director was clever; he push us through the emotional ride of the family, friends and colleges of a battle woman.
    I really liked the Danish film, Helium, but the one from Finland was supreme. In just a few minutes, I was able to meet, know and fall in love with this wonderful and colorful family. Oh! and my “ENSALADA” was the best!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you G for making one hundred people happy!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • G

    Outstanding Shorts... Helium, from Denmark of course, being the most touching and beautiful, and the hilarious short from Finland being perhaps the funniest one. The French short excelled in tension, and I'm sure that if there's ever a part two to it, we'd all like to see it. The British short was funny and somewhat thought-provoking. And last and my least favorite the spaniard short, even though the explosions and the production involved, it felt amateurish at times, and its intended message of Forgiveness was drowned by its overall toxic focus.
    We had a great turnout and an awesome part two meetup at an Italian restaurant, I had a blast :)

    8 · February 16, 2014

    • Rob

      Very good, substantive, thematic, eclectic, deep, broadening ....I really enjoyed it and loved the theater and it's a nice group I people and I give you credit for organizing such a group since I believe culture is important food for the soul....thank u and look forward to more events !

      1 · February 16, 2014

    • Rob

      I know what you mean about the toxicity of the Spanish one and understand your sentiments . I still felt it gave off powerful messages, but for sure, Helium was the best: touching, deep, caring, humane and the child who acted that part was brave and excellent....beautifully­ done.

      1 · February 16, 2014

  • Adriaan

    My vote goes for Helium.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Eleanor

    I enjoyed the evening, as well. Another take on the Spanish film is that the woman was not so forgiving as she didn't want her boyfriend to have died in vain. She wanted to complete the mission of rescuing the child soldier.
    I will definitely go back to the cinamateque to see more movies. Great venue.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Ferdinand

    The helium short film was my favourite, the french was good too.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Jessica

    I'm going to the 7pm. Drat. I'll miss you G!!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Vince

    I friend of mine has an extra ticket and we will be there early in case anyone wants to buy it.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Diana

      Vince... Do u still have the extra ticket? I'm gonna need it!

      February 15, 2014

  • Bendy W.

    Hi everyone. I'm unfortunately not making it today, last minute. I've emailed MBC to confirm that the ticket / seat can be used for others, if out of space. Feel free to quote this to them. It's booked under the name of Wendy Richards. I do want to see these films though, so may pop along to tomorrow afternoon's showing. If anyone is unable to get seats and doesn't want to miss out, just drop me a message. Happy to meet up then. Have fun tonight, all!

    February 15, 2014

  • Stefanie

    It must be too late, I tried to purchase a ticket and it wasn't letting me. I waited too long!

    February 14, 2014

    • Brandee in Coral S.

      Stef, I don't think the tickets are sold out. I just bought one now at 11:00 am. You can have it if you want, otherwise I will sell it to one of the other members.

      1 · February 15, 2014

    • Nadine

      Im late too..procrastinated, registration online is closed so Im going to try getting there early

      February 15, 2014

  • Rob

    I was just going to go early and try to by one right at the theater if possible

    February 15, 2014

  • Jeffrey

    FYI, as of tonight there were only 20 spaces remaining before I paid online...see you all there!

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Brandee in Coral S.

      Diana and I got our tickets. Don't sit behind me again, ok Jeff?? ;-)

      February 14, 2014

  • Adriana

    See you there !!

    February 14, 2014

  • Marci M.

    Wish I could be there! Absolutely admire short films, and feeling excited that our editor and friend, Tom Christopher, and producer, Jason Cohen, have a short documentary called "Facing Fear" in this year's Oscar nominations.

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Brandee in Coral S.

    I saw these last year and they were absolutely phenomenal!

    2 · January 27, 2014

    • Naya

      Ditto. I remember they sold out, too. I've bought my ticket already. Excited! :)

      1 · January 30, 2014

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