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Oscar Shorts 2019: Live Action

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Oscar Shorts 2019: Live Action
Rated: R
UICA Members: $5, Public: $10

UICA is proud to present the 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films presented by Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures. This exclusive release features the year’s most anticipated short films across Live Action, Animation, and Documentary categories. See the films that critics are raving about and predict the winners before the 91st Academy Awards ceremony happening Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 in Hollywood, CA.

Synopsis: 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.

Director: Vincent Lambe
Runtime: 30 minutes
Origin: Ireland

Synopsis: 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 to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

Director: Jeremy Comte
Runtime: 16 minutes
Origin: Canada

Synopsis: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Director: Marianne Farley
Runtime: 19 minutes
Origin: Canada

Madre (Mother)
Synopsis: 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 horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.

Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Runtime: 19 minutes
Origin: Spain

Synopsis: 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.

Director: Guy Nattiv
Runtime: 20 minutes
Origin: USA

Total Runtime: 108 min

Learn more ⟶ https://www.uica.org/movies-index/oscar-shorts-live-action-2019

*Pre-sale tickets are not available for films screening more than one date. Movie tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services desk beginning at 12 noon on the date of each screening.

Movie times are subject to change. Please verify showtimes the day of your visit.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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