Now that the Oscar Nominees are in, The ShowRoom is readying for ‘Oscar Shorts Day.’
Film buffs can begin screening the Academy Award nominated Animated Short Films and Live Action Short Films Jan. 29, prior to the Feb. 6 main event when Oscar Shorts Day will include viewings of the nominated Documentary Short Films.
“Short films are the pinnacle of the ShowRoom experience,” owner Michael Sodano said in a written news release. “The diverse short films that are nominated for an Academy Award this year offer an engaging view of the filmmakers’ creativity. In a succinct and powerful manner, the short films explore subjects such as honor killings in Pakistan, the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Vietnam veterans, Afghan-Americans, and nuns living in the West Bank.”
A VIP event also is planned for Feb. 1, he said.
Oscar Shorts Day features a back-to-back run of the 15 nominated shorts, as well as exclusive promotions, raffles, refreshments, and live entertainment, Sodano said. Filmgoers may cast their predictions and participate in the ‘Name Theatre 3’ contest.
The 15 short films nominated for an Academy Award® will run through Feb. 26. They include:
2015 Academy Award® Nominees for Animated Short Film
Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala)
Prologue (Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton)
Sanjay’s Super Team (Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle)
We Can’t Live without Cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit)
World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt)
2015 Academy Award® Nominees for Documentary Short Film
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)
Body Team 12 (David Darg and Bryn Mooser)
Chau, Beyond the Lines (Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck)
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (Adam Benzine)
Last Day of Freedom (Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman)
2015 Academy Award® Nominees for Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria (Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont)
Day One (Henry Hughes)
Everything Will Be Okay- Alles Wird Gut (Patrick Vollrath)
Shok (Jamie Donoughue)
Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage)
The ShowRoom opened April 2009 at 707 Cookman Avenue. Owners Nancy Sabino and Michael Sodano are film industry veterans with more than 25 years experience in creative communications for corporate productions. The art house cinema runs a roster of critically acclaimed independent, classic, foreign, family, and festival-winning films. The venue also hosts live performances, workshops, seminars, and mixed media presentations.
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