See the Oscar Nominated Shorts at the Capital Theater

Hi All

     GRRRRRR! The Cleveland Cinemas seem determined for me to not have a successful movie. The just moved the Short's opening date to Feb 17th. I have commitments for the 17th and 18th, and Sunday we are see Melancholia, so I am moving this to Tuesday the 21st at 7:00 PM. We will meet in the lobby at 6:50. Note we will be seeing only the Live Action Shorts on this day.

     I will be at Happy Dog at 6:00 PM to get a Chili Dog, before the movie. If anyone else would like to join me they are at 5810 Detroit. They is not much parking around there so I suggest you park at the free lot between W63rd and W64th.

    After the shorts we will go over to XYZ the Tavern for drinks if anyone wants.

     I saw both the Live action and animated shorts last year, and loved them all. I think it would be well worth everyone’s time to see at least one of the shorts programs.

 

      Anyway on the shorts.

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE-ACTION)

Pentecost 8.9 Stars on IMDB 

Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (SCOTT GRAHAM) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish. Following his last appearance as an altar boy when he knocked Father O'Toole off the altar, Damien is serving a 3 month ban from his only passion in life...football. To make matters worse, Damian's team, Liverpool FC, are playing in their first European cup final in two weeks time. Damien's father (MICHAEL MCELHATTON) offers him a reprieve and crucially a chance to see the European cup final if he serves the mass correctly. Damien now faces a choice: either conform to the status quo or never watch his beloved Liverpool play again...

 

Raju

A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Calcutta. 

The Shore 

 Two boyhood best friends from Northern Ireland reunite after 25 years. 

One of the Directors was twice nominated for Hotel Rwanda and In The Name Of The Father Both

Time Freak 8.4 Stars on IMDB 

 A neurotic inventor creates a time machine and gets lost traveling around yesterday. •

Tuba Atlantic 8.8 Stars on IMDB •

Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar (70) is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, before it is too late?

I will update this once the Capital actually posts a time, and I figure out where to go afterwards.

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  • Lynda

    As I had hoped, The Shore won the Oscar.

    February 27, 2012

  • Stan (.

    First time to this theater and first time to see a show of Oscar-nominated shorts. Two (x two) thumbs up! My favorties among the shorts were the last one (from Norway) and the Shore (?) about an middle-aged man who returns to his native Ireland with his dtr. But, except for the first one - which was entertaining but superficial and technically uneven - they each had some inherent strength. BTW, I doubt if the Norwegian film has much of a chance to actually win, as American culture has never bought into the European surrealist sensibility, and I do not see the Acad Awards giving an award to a film in which animals are wantonly murdered (people being murdered would however not be an insurmountable obstacle, perhaps even the opposite!). -- Thanks to the organizers for getting me to this show which I would probably not have chosen on my own. Now that I have been there, I am looking forward to repeating the experience in future years!!!

    February 23, 2012

  • Vero G

    First experience for me, it was great! really interesting movies from different countries which made us travel !

    February 22, 2012

  • Alan

    There were several shorts presented however only one of them stood out which was entitled, The Shore which took place in Ireland centering around taking care of unfinished family business.

    February 22, 2012

  • Colleen M.

    damn! i missed it

    February 22, 2012

  • Lynda

    I loved these! We got to visit Ireland (twice), India, New York, and Norway... all in one evening! I laughed, I cried, and then I had a passionfruit phosphate at Sweet Moses. It doesn't get much better than this
    --Thanks, John!

    February 22, 2012

  • Cindy

    Saw the animated and live action shorts yesterday then dinner at Stone Mad Pub. Loved the shorts. Loved the food.

    1 · February 19, 2012

  • Stan (.

    John, Don't worry, it will all work out in the end. We appreciate your willngness to deal will all this mishugas.
    Stan

    February 7, 2012

  • Stan (.

    Lynda,
    Me too.

    February 7, 2012

  • Lynda

    I would also be interested in the animated shorts.

    January 31, 2012

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