Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Feb 2, 2020

In Person Guests!
Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

The American Cinematheque presents all of the latest Oscar-nominated documentary shorts:

“Life Overtakes Me” (Sweden/USA, 39 min. Dirs. John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson) This short tells the story of traumatized children of the refugee diaspora who are in such profound despair that they withdraw into a coma-like state, Resignation Syndrome, a life-threatening psychosomatic illness that afflicts more than 400 refugee children in Sweden.

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl)” (UK, 39 min. Dir. Carol Dysinger) In Afghanistan, many young girls are discouraged from participating in sports but there is a new generation that believes they can do anything. This short tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write - and skateboard - in Kabul.

“In the Absence” (South Korea, 28 min. Dir. Yi Seung-Jun) When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, more than 300 people lost their lives,
most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from the national authorities.

“Walk Run Cha-Cha” (USA, 21 min. Dir. Laura Nix) Paul and Millie Cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Years later they finally reunited
in California. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time on the dance floor.

“St. Louis Superman” (USA, 28 min. Dirs. Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan) Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri house of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.

Discussion following with “Walk Run Cha-Cha” director Laura Nix.
English subtitles if language is other than English | 158 minutes | Screening format: DCP
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Sun, Feb 2, 2020 • 7:30pm

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