Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Fri, Feb 22, 2019

Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2018 Oscar-nominated live-action short films:
“Madre” (Spain, 19 min. Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen) A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.
“Fauve” (Canada, 17 min. Dir. Jeremy Comte) Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild, the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
“Marguerite” (Canada, 19 min. Dir. Marianne Farley) An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing, and helps her make peace with her past.
“Detainment” (Ireland/UK, 30 min. Dir. Vincent Lambe) Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
“Skin” (USA, 20 min. Dir. Guy Nattiv) A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

Discussion following the screening with "Madre" director Rodrigo Sorogoyen and "Skin" director Guy Nattiv and producers Andrew Carlberg and Tim Harms.
English subtitles if language is other than English | 105 minutes. | Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Feb 22, 2019 • 7:30pm

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