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New Releases Feb 8 – Feb 28, 2019

Oscar Shorts! 2019 Live Action Program

108 min

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Sunday, February 17

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THE LINEUP

Madre

Madre

SPAIN/19MINS/2017

Director: RODRIGO SOROGOYEN

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.

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Fauve

CANADA/17MINS/2018

Director: JEREMY COMTE

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.

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Marguerite

CANADA/19MINS/2017

Director: MARIANNE FARLEY

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.

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Detainment

IRELAND/30MINS/2018

Director: VINCENT LAMBE

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.

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Skin

USA/20MINS/2018

Director: GUY NATTIV

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.

Content note

Approximate rating for this year's Live Action Shorts: R

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