2019 Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24th.

Suggested rating: R (violence, language, and adult themes), viewer discretion is advised.

2019 Documentary Shorts
Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
Synopsis: After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.

End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
Synopsis: Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.

Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
Synopsis: Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.

A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
Synopsis: In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.

PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes
Synopsis: In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation.

Please note, the 2019 Documentary Shorts screens in two separate programs, please see below for more details.

Program A
Sunday, February 17, 2 p.m.

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes

Program B
Sunday, February 17, 4 p.m.
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes
 
 
Program A and B (All Five Oscar-Nominated Short Documentaries shown in this screening)
Wednesday, February 20, 2 p.m.
 
 
 
 

Show Times

  • Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
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