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2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action (R)

April 2 - April 8

Live Action poster
April 2
April 8

Fri Apr 2 @ 2 PM
Sat Apr 3 @ 7 PM
Sun Apr 4 @ 2 PM
Wed Apr 7 @ 7 PM
Thur Apr 8 @ 2 PM

For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With two categories playing at Lincoln Theater – Animated, and Live Action – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th. The Live Action shorts contain adult themes and language.


The Present Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.) On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.) The first film to feature a DeafBlind actor in a lead role, is a coming-of-age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounter Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.

Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.) Cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over.

White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.) A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.

The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.) When an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row. Starring Oscar Isaac and Alia Shawkat.

Information and trailers for all the shorts can be found by clicking  here.

Running Time: 130 minutes

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