It is that time of year again. We are pleased to invite you to preview part one of the Oscar® Nominated documentary short films which shows Sunday at 12:30. Please note that this will not be shown at the large screen at the Uptown--this is the SIFF Film Center. Although it is an early matinee, you may wish to purchase tickets in advance if you are certain that you will be able to attend. Another option you might pursue is to call the box office [masked]) on Saturday to see how ticket sales were for the previous showings. It is your choice; you may be willing to pay the extra $1.25 charge per ticket for web or online sales to be assured of getting in.
This set features features three documentaries whose subjects include Florida retirees, Long Island beauticians, and a young immigrant artist. The running time is 123 minutes, so the first series may last until approximately 2:30. Given the fact that there is a half hour gap between series one and series two, we plan to meet for food and conversation after both sets.
Kings Point - trailer
An empathetic look at the aging of the American dream, this film follows five seniors living in a posh retirement resort in Florida who came decades ago to a modern paradise and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection.
US | 2012 | 40 min | Director: Sari Gilman
Mondays at Racine - trailer
Every third Monday of the month, two bold, brassy sisters open the doors of their Long Island hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. As locks of hair fall to the floor, women gossip, giggle, weep, face their fears, and discover unexpected beauty.
US | 2012 | 39 min | Director: Cynthia Wade
Inocente - trailer
This personal and vibrant story about the transformative power of art follows 15-year-old Inocente, who refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her status as a homeless undocumented immigrant. Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past.
US | 2012 | 40 min | Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Ni
Here is the official site for all of the Oscar Shorts.