2013 Oscar Nominated Short FilmsFriday March 15th through Thursday March 21st
The 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts, playing at the Crescent Theater in Mobile, Alabama for one week beginning on March 15th, will be the first digital feature to be presented through the Crescen’ts newly installed digital projector and sound system. The new equipment was purchased with funds raised through last fall’s record-setting kickstarter effort.
The 2013 Oscar Nominated Short Films are some of the years best entertainment. They’re made by the worlds stand-out, emerging filmmakers and represent the cutting edge of entertainment. Audiences this year will experience intense emotional highs, laugh-out-loud comedies and brilliant insights.
Showtimes for LIVE ACTION 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts
- Friday, March 15th – 6:00 PM
- Saturday, March 16th – 6:00 PM
- Sunday, March 17th – 6:00 PM
- Monday, March 18th – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, March 19th – 8:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 20th – 8:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21st – 6:00 PM
Showtimes for ANIMATED 2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts
- Friday, March 15th – 8:15 PM
- Saturday, March 16th – 8:15 PM
- Sunday, March 17th – 4:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21st – 8:15 PM
Live Action Shorts
Asad – (director: Bryan Buckley, South Africa) 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 – (director: Sam French, Afghanistan) 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.
Curfew – (director: Shawn Christensen, USA) 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 – (director: Tom Van Avermaet, France and Belgium) 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 – (director: Yan England, Canada) 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.
Adam & Dog – (director: Minkyu Lee, USA) 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.
Fresh Guacamole – (director: PES, USA) Learn how to transform familiar objects into Fresh Guacamole! Head Over Heels – (director: Timothy Reckart, UK) After many years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. 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’ (director: David Silverman, USA) Maggie Simpson spends a day at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center where she is diagnosed at an average intelligence level. Longing to be grouped with the gifted children, Maggie finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald, who is busy smooshing butterflies.
Paperman -(director: John Kahrs, USA) Paperman 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.