Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 18th at 4:30 for 2018 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts at the Landmark E Street Cinema. Look for Eric wearing a grey shirt and blue jeans 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 this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short! Program includes: Dekalb Elementary (USA), inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia; My Nephew Emmett (USA), set in 1955 and based on the true story of a Mississippi preacher who tries to protect his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, from two racist killers out for blood; The Eleven O’Clock (Australia), in which the delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist, causing each to treat the other as the session gets out of control; The Silent Child (UK), centering around a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl who is born into a middle class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication; and Watu Wote – All of Us (Germany/Kenya). For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.