February 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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The Oscars are next month, which means it's time to watch the nominees for the Animated Shorts once again. The five nominees are playing at the Harvard Exit at 7:20 on Sunday, which means that we will be meeting around 7 pm in the lobby -- after buying your tickets, of course. :-) The shorts have a run time of 1 hour and 42 minutes (there is some banter in between the nominees).
From the Landmark website:
Program includes: "Feral" (USA), in which a wild boy, found in the woods and brought back to civilization, tries to adapt to a strange new environment; Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get a Horse!" (USA), a contemporary homage to the first shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation; "Mr. Hublot" (Luxembourg/France), about a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character made partially of mechanical parts whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of the dog Robot Pet; "Possessions" (Japan), in which an 18th Century man, lost on a stormy night deep in the mountains, enters a small shrine that suddenly turns into a room in a different world; and "Room on the Broom" (UK), based on the children's picture book by Julia Donaldson, about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat.
Here's a link to all the shorts that will be playing: http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2022793432_oscarshortsxml.html
Afterwards, we will meet back up in the lobby before heading out to a local business for our post-film discussion -- most likely centering around which short we liked the best.
Hope to see you there!