4th Annual Oscar Nominated Shorts Screenings

  • February 4, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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The Carolina is offering us a discounted group rate of $7.00 for tickets to both the Animated and the Live Action Shorts screenings on Monday night (you need a separate ticket for each screening).  Just tell the person when you buy the tickets that you are with the "Indie Film Meetup" and they will have the information for the discount in their computer and give you the discounted rate.  See you there!

Have you ever watched the Oscars and wanted to know where you could see the nominees for Animated Shorts and Live Action Shorts?  Well now is you chance to see them at the Carolina Theatre in Durham BEFORE the Oscars ceremony!

This is our fourth year to get together and watch the shorts. The Animated Shorts start at 7:10  and the Live Action Shorts start at 9:00PM.  You are welcome to come to one or both screenings, but you need to buy a separate ticket for each showing.  We will meeting in the lobby at 7:00 and go in together at that time.

Julie will be there for both screenings.

Click here to see clips/trailers for this year's nominees:  http://theoscarshorts.shorts.tv/thefilms.php

Three years ago the animated shorts were the winners over the live action.  Two years ago the live action won out over the animated.  Last year both categories were equal in quality.  Which ones will we like the best this year?!?

Tickets are $9.00 per screening (I will check into a group discount if we have at least 10 people attending.)  I will meet everyone in the lobby at 7:00 with big pink scarf.

If you have never been to The Carolina Theatre before, here is a link for directions and parking information.


Animated Shorts Nominees

Fresh Guacamole
Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole!

Adam and Dog
The story about the dog of Eden. What happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable? The dog, as he lives through this curious world, encounters a strange creature; a human being named Adam - and with that discovers a new found connection to the world.

Head Over Heels
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. They live separate, parallel lives in the same house, never talking, barely even looking at each other. When Walter discovers a long-lost memento of their wedding day, he tries to reignite their old romance. But it brings their equilibrium crashing down, and the couple that can’t agree which way is up must find a way to put their marriage back together.

Paperman
An animated short that follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.


Live Action Shorts Nominees

Asad
Set in a war-torn fishing village in Somalia, an all Somali, refugee cast brings to life this coming of age fable of a Somali boy who is faced with falling into the pirate life, or rising above to choose the path of an honest fishing man.

Buzkashi Boys
Set against the dramatic landscape of contemporary Afghanistan and the national sport of Buzkashi - a brutal game of horse polo played with a dead goat - Buzkashi Boys tells the coming of age story of two best friends, a charismatic street urchin and a defiant blacksmith's son, who struggle to realize their dreams as they make their way to manhood in one of the most war-torn countries on Earth. Shot on location in Kabul city by an alliance of Afghan and international film makers, Buzkashi Boys is a look at the life that continues beyond the headlines of war in Afghanistan.

Curfew
At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his nine-year old niece, Sophia, for the evening.

Death of a Shadow
Soldier Nathan died during World War I. A strange collector imprisoned his shadow and gave him a new chance: a second life against 10,000 captured shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But then he discovers that she's already in love with someone else, jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him towards a bitter decision, not without consequences.

Henry
Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.

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  • Julie

    It was an interesting mix this year. The Live Action were all good (4 out of 5 were foreign with subtitles) and all pretty intense, where in the past there was at least one that is comedic. The Animated were well done this year. My pick would be between Paperman and Head over Heels. Thanks for coming out everyone. See you next year!

    1 · February 5, 2013

    • Tara

      thanks for setting it up and hooking us up with a discount! it was enjoyable. i also vote for paperman. enjoyed the gruffalo's child quite a bit too.

      1 · February 5, 2013

    • Gregory M. B.

      I watched the films last night. I'm voting for "Henry" and "Head Over Heels" but "Paperman" was a close second. I thought the depiction of Alzheimer's from the inside captured the essence of a patient's perspective. Several of the animated films were technically interesting, but I believe that the winner needs to be emotionally engaging also.

      February 6, 2013

  • Elaine F.

    Hey Everyone! I chose to go see the documentaries (program A) for my second half of the night. There was one -- Mondays at Racine -- that I just sat and cried through. And I don't cry. About a beauty parlor in New York that devotes one Monday a month to women's beauty who are going through cancer treatments. And it follows the lives & struggles of a few women. High reccomend seeing - reminder last night is Thursday.

    February 5, 2013

    • Elaine F.

      Here's a link to the trailer: http://mondaysatracin...­

      February 5, 2013

    • Tara

      i agree elaine-i saw that sunday night and it was heartwrenching. my favorite of that set was 'inocente' though, probably because it was somewhat uplifting after the heartwrenching! i also highly recommend program b of the doc shorts-'open heart' in particular was very well done. i am betting that one will take the oscar.

      1 · February 5, 2013

  • Mark F.

    I'm just going to the animated shorts and would be interested in going out to eat afterwards if anyone wants to join me.

    February 4, 2013

  • Julie

    For tonight's 4th Annual Oscar Shorts screening events, The Carolina is offering us a discounted group rate of $7.00 per ticket for both the Animated and Live Action Shorts screenings (you will need a separate ticket for each screening and can come to one or both - Julie will be at both). Animated Oscar Shorts starts at 7:10 (we are meeting in the lobby and will go into the theater at 7:00PM). Live Action Oscar Shorts start at 9:00PM

    Just tell the box office person when you buy the tickets that you are with the "Indie Film Meetup" and they will have the information for the discount in their computer and give you the discounted rate. See you tonight!

    February 4, 2013

  • Gregory M. B.

    I may not make it. My wife's family is having a health crisis

    February 3, 2013

  • Julie

    Hi Everyone - The Animated Shorts start at 7:10 and the Live Action Shorts start at 9:00. So we will meeting the lobby no later that 7:00PM and go in at that time. I should get confirmation of a group discount shortly, since we have lots of folks attending. Note that this year The Carolina is also showing the Documentary Shorts nominees for the first time (two showings - Part A and Part B). I am not planning events for the documentary shorts, but it is an opportunity if another organizer is interested.

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Elaine F.

    If it's ok, I might catch the shorts followed by one of the documentation pieces Monday night.

    February 3, 2013

  • Gregory M. B.

    I might organize a documentary shorts viewing, so stay tuned

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Julie

    Here is a link to last year's event that shows the movies that were nominated to give you an idea of what kind of things are seen at this event. I really enjoyed last year's selections. http://www.meetup.com/ttifmg/events/50277852/

    1 · December 31, 2012

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