FYI: Documentary Oscar Nominated Shorts at Saratoga Film Forum

For our Saratoga Film Fans and those willing to travel for these hard to find Documentary Shorts!

Documentary Oscar Nominated Shorts (2013)


NR; 206 Minutes

Show Time 3pm

Tickets $7
Oscar-Nominated Shorts

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Documentary Short Films

Program A (estimated running time ~126 mins.)

“King’s Point (dirs. Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider, USA, English, 40 mins.)—Over the course of a decade, five senior citizens living in the Kings Point retirement community face loss, illness and an increasing sense of isolation in their lives.

“Mondays at Racine” (dirs. Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan, USA, English, 39 mins.)—On the third Monday of every month, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open their Long Island beauty salon to women undergoing chemotherapy.

“Inocente” (dirs. Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA, English, 42 mins.)—Fifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

Program B (estimated running time ~80 mins.)

“Redemption” (dirs. John Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, USA, English, 35 mins.)—In New York City, individuals known as canners survive by collecting cans and bottles from trash and recycling bins and redeeming them for money.

“Open Heart” (dirs. Keif Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern, USA, English, 39 mins.)—Eight Rwandan children with serious heart disease travel to the Salam Centre in Sudan for treatment.


This is currently an un-hosted event, part of CDFF's FYI Series. Let others know you're attending and meet between 2:15 - 2:25pm near the ticket table flashing a homemade CDFF sign to locate one another. Allow plenty of extra time to find parking in busy Saratoga so you can arrive well ahead of time for this small, popular venue.

Saratoga Film Forum is housed inside the Saratoga Arts Center building located at 320 Broadway and the corner of Spring Street. The main doors to the art gallery may be locked but the entrance for SFF, around the right side of the building, will be open. The hallway leads straight to the lobby area, ticket table and screenings inside the Dee Sarno Theater.

For those interested in light fare, dessert and discussion after the film Uncommon Grounds is a short walk away at 402 Broadway:

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  • Wayne

    Best film night of the year, again.

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Roxanne

      Glad you and Kathy made it up to Saratoga!

      February 24, 2013

  • Wendy

    Looking forward to meeting film fans

    February 22, 2013

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