We will be presenting two programs(Live Action/Animation) of short films that have been nominated for an Oscar this year. We will also have ballots for you to fill out and after the winners are announced we will tally up who got the closest to picking out the winners correctly. The winner will receive free movies for a year (excluding special events). Below is the program for the Live Action shorts.
Pentecost – 11 minutes – English – Peter McDonald and Eimear O’Kane
When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish, he
faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo, or serve an extended ban from his life’s
passion – football.
Raju – 24 minutes – English/German – Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
Director Max Zaehle, together with his Director of Photography Sin Huh, and wonderful actors
Wotan Wilke Möhring and Julia Richter, succeed at making the moral dilemma faced by couples
wishing to adopt emotionally palpable.
The Shore – 31 minutes – English/Gaelic – Terry George and Oorlagh George
After 25 years in exile, Jim Mahon (Ciaran Hinds) returns to Ireland to show his American
daughter Patty (Kerry Condon) his Belfast roots. But things don’t go as planned when she learns
of a secret love triangle and a long lost best friend, Paddy (Conleth Hill). Their reconciliation
leads to hilarious confusion. Directed by two time Oscar nominee Terry George, The Shore won
Best Director and Best Actor at the Rhode Island Film Festival, and is nominated for an Irish Film
and Television Award.
Time Freak – 11 minutes – English – Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
A neurotic inventor creates a time machine, only to get caught up travelling around yesterday.
Tuba Atlantic – 25 minutes – Norwegian – Hallvar Witzø
Everybody is going to die one day. Oskar, 70, is going to die in 6 days. He is now ready to forgive
his brother for a disagreement years ago. Will he reach his brother, who he believes live on the
other side of the Atlantic Ocean, before it’s too late?