Petite Maman



(All screenings in Theatre 1, unless otherwise noted)

Friday, February 23

3:15pm | Live Action

Saturday, February 24

6:30pm | Documentary [Theatre 2]

Sunday, February 25

12pm | Documentary [Theatre 4]
3pm | Animation

Monday, February 26

7:30pm | Live Action

Wednesday, February 28

No screenings

Thursday, February 29

6:30pm | Animated [Theatre 2]

For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 16th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – each grouped into a unique program, 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 the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 10th. See lineups of this year’s nominees, below.

Live Action Shorts

Eric Grode
  • The After – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English)
  • Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English)
  • Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish)
  • Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French)
  • The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 37 min., US/UK (in English)

Approx. 133 minutes
Rated R. (Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide. About on par with Live Action programs from previous years.)

Animation Shorts

Eric Grode
  • Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi)
  • Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew)
  • Pachyderme – Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., France (in French)
  • Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English)
  • War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA
    • I’m Hip – John Musker, 4 min., USA
    • Wild Summons – Karni Arieli and Saul Freed, 14 min., UK (in English, narrated by Marianne Faithfull)

Approx. 80 min.
Not for children under 13, verging on R. (This is NOT a family-friendly program – topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes.)

Documentary Shorts

Eric Grode
  • Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin)
  • Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó – Sean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., USA (in Mandarin)
  • The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English)
  • The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English)
  • The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English)

Approx. 139 minutes
Rated PG/PG-13. (Topics include aging, friendship, economic inequality, Taiwanese independence, and book bans.)