Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 10th at 5:00 for 2019 Oscar Animated Shorts at E St Cinema – Meet at 4:45 at the Landmark E Street Cinema. Look for Eric wearing a gray 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 Detainment (Ireland), based on the true story of two ten-year-old boys who are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler; Fauve (Canada), set in a surface mine, where two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer; Madre (Mother) (Spain), about a single mother who receives a disturbing call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country; Marguerite (Canada), about an aging woman and her nurse who develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past; and Skin (USA), in which an innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.