Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
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Fri, Feb 20, 2015

2015 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2015 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts! Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” (U.S., 39 min. Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry) This timely documentary spotlights the traumas endured by America’s veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline’s trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members.

Joanna” (Poland, 40 min. Aneta Kopacz) With great visual poetry, this short portrays the simple and meaningful moments in the life of Joanna's family. Diagnosed with an untreatable illness, Joanna promises her son that she will do her best to live for as long as possible. It is a story of close relationships, tenderness, love and thoughtfulness.

Our Curse” (Poland, 27 min. Tomasz Sliwinski, Maciej Slesicki) A personal statement of the director and his wife, who have to deal with a very rare and incurable disease of their newborn child – the Ondine’s Curse (also known as CCHS, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome). People affected with this disease stop breathing during sleep and require lifetime mechanical ventilation on a ventilator.

The Reaper (La Parka)” (Mexico, 29 min. Gabriel Serra Arguello) Efrain, known as the Reaper, has worked at a slaughterhouse for 25 years. We will discover his deep relationship with death and his struggle to live.

White Earth” (U.S., 20 min. J. Christian Jensen) Thousands of souls flock to America’s Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. "White Earth" is the tale of an oil boom seen through unexpected eyes. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream.

This program also screens at 7PM.

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160 min. | English subtitles if language is other than English. | Screening format: Blu-ray
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Fri, Feb 20, 2015 • 10:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Live Discussion!
Sun, Feb 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Wes Anderson In Person!
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sold Out!
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Free Event! Oscar-Nominated Editors In Person!
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 10:30am
Egyptian Theatre
Free Event! Oscar-Nominated Production Designers & Set Decorators In Person!
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 3:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 9:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Actress Marion Cotillard in Person!
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Director Richard Linklater in Person!
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Free Screening!
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Aero Theatre