Detroit Film Theatre
2014 ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
Friday, January 31, 2014
7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
Here’s your ticket to a satisfying banquet of this
year’s Oscar® nominated shorts – in both the animated and live-action categories
– as well as your opportunity to predict the winners before the Oscars are
handed out on March 2nd! The short-film nominees are traditionally
among the year’s most creative and surprising films of any kind, yet they’re
also the most difficult to find. We’ll present them in one eye-popping program,
with a brief intermission between the animated and live-action categories.
The animated shorts category - which runs first - is appropriate for ages 10 and up. The live-action shorts however are recommended for adult audiences only.
Animated Program - Estimated Total Running Time 75 min.
Get a Horse! (Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim, English, 6 min.) Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day.
Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, Non-dialogue, 12 min.) The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet.
Feral (Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden, Non-dialogue, 12 min.) A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization.
Possessions (Shuhei Morita, 14 min.) A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits.
Room on the Broom (Max Land and Jan Lachauer, in English, 26 min.) A genial witch and her cat are joined on their broom by several friends as they set off on an adventure.
Live Action Program - Estimated Total Running Time 108 min.
Helium (Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson, Denmark/Danish, 23 min.) A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor.
The Voorman Problem (Mark Gill and Baldwin Li, UK/English, 13 min.) A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate named Voorman, who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman.
Avant Que De Tout Perdre / Just Before Losing Everything (Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras, France/French, 30 min.) Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.
Aquel No Era Yo / That wasn’t Me (Esteban Crespo, Spain/Spanish, 24 min.) Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.
Do I Have to Take Care of Everything (Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari, Finland/Finnish, 7 min.) Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.
- Friday, January 31, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 01, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Sunday, February 02, 2014: 1:00 PM
- Sunday, February 02, 2014: 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 05, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Thursday, February 06, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Friday, February 07, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 08, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Sunday, February 09, 2014: 1:00 PM
- Sunday, February 09, 2014: 6:00 PM
- Friday, February 14, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 15, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Sunday, February 16, 2014: 1:00 PM
- Sunday, February 16, 2014: 6:00 PM
- Wednesday, February 19, 2014: 7:00 PM
- Thursday, February 20, 2014: 7:00 PM