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3 films pull together Oscar-nominated shorts

For fans of short films, “Oscar Nominated Shorts,” gives them a chance to see the nominated movies in packages for each of the three categories: animation, live action and documentary.

“Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation,” “Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action” and “Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary” will open Feb. 9 at the Dipson Eastern Hills Mall. They will be shown daily at the following times: documentary, 11:45 a.m.; live action, 3:15 and 7:20 p.m.; and animated, 5:25 and 9:30 p.m. Here’s a look.

Animated shorts (83 minutes).

Kobe Bryant's "Dear Basketball" was nominated for an Oscar in the short film - animation category.

“Dear Basketball” by Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant (USA, 5 minutes). A poignant and beautifully hand-drawn film narrated by Bryant about his love for basketball. The score is by John Williams.

“Negative Space” by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata (France, 5 minutes). A father and son’s relationship is explored through the boy’s packing of a suitcase. Based on a poem by Ron Koertge.

“Lou” by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray (USA, 7 minutes). This Pixar short about toys that come to life to confront a bully premiered before “Cars 3.”

“Revolting Rhymes” by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer (UK, 29 minutes). Fairy tales are mashed up in this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s popular book.

“Garden Party” by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon (France 7 minutes). A frog and a toad get into mischief while exploring a deserted house.

Live action shorts (97 minutes).

“DeKalb Elementary” by Reed Van Dyk (USA, 20 minutes). Inspired by a real 911 call, this short plays out against the backdrop of a school shooting in Atlanta.

“The Silent Child” by Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton (UK, 20 minutes). A social worker helps a 4-year-old deaf girl learn to communicate.

“My Nephew Emmett” by Kevin Wilson Jr. (USA, 20 minutes). The murder of young Emmett Till as told from his uncle’s perspective.

“The Eleven O’Clock” by Derin Seale and Josh Lawson (Australia, 13 minutes). The comical meeting between a delusional man who thinks he’s a psychiatrist and his psychiatrist.

“Watu Wote/All of Us” by Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen (Germany, 22 minutes). True story of Muslims who saved the lives of Christians by protecting their identity during a terrorist attack.

Documentary shorts (split into two programs which will be shown together).

Program A (102 minutes)

“Traffic Stop” by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner (USA, 30 minutes). Dashcam footage is used in this exploration of racial tensions after a teacher is pulled over in a traffic stop.

“Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405” by Frank Stiefel (USA, 40 minutes). An artist channels her depression into art.

“Edith + Eddie” by Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wrights (USA, 29 minutes). At ages 95 and 96, America’s oldest interracial newlyweds face family pressures.

Program B (82 minutes)

“Heroin(e)” by Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon (USA, 39 minutes). Three women - a fire chief, judge and street missionary - fight West Virginia’s opioid epidemic.

“Knife Skills” by Thomas Lennon (USA, 40 minutes). A world-class French restaurant offers former inmates a second chance.

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