Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 24th at 12:30 for Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013 – Animation at the AFI Silver . Look for Laine wearing a green coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Don’t miss your last opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short before the Oscars air Sunday night. We will enjoy this afternoon screening at AFI and then head out for a snack to discuss the shorts as well as our Oscar picks and predictions.
This year’s program is being hosted by last year’s winners: William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors of “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” Program includes: “Head Over Heels” (UK), in which a couple who have grown apart (he lives on the floor and she on the ceiling) seek a way to put their marriage back together; “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ ” (USA), in which Maggie, longing to be grouped with the gifted children at the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, finds her destiny by rescuing a lonely cocoon from Baby Gerald; “Paperman” (USA), the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City who only has his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get the attention of the girl of his dreams; “Fresh Guacamole” (USA), in which we learn how to transform familiar objects into fresh guacamole; and “Adam and Dog” (USA), the story about the dog of Eden, and what happened in those first days of Creation that made Man and Dog so inseparable.
Advance tickets can be purchased with no booking fee by visiting afi.com/silver.