Oscar-nominated filmmaker (and native Tucsonan) Timothy Reckart, director of Head Over Heels, will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A at the 7:00pm screening on Sunday, February 17!
“Thank the gods of cinema for this annual release of Oscar nominees.” – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
And the winners are …
Once again, The Loft is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winner (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 24th) will be entered into a drawing for free movie passes to The Loft! Pass winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s nominated short films, exclusively at The Loft Cinema!
Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’ - Maggie Simpson attends the Ayn Rand Daycare Center, where she finds a caterpillar and faces off against her nemesis. (Dir by. David Silverman, USA/English, 5 mins.)
Adam & Dog - A playful dog exploring the newly created world comes upon the first man. (Dir. by Minkyu Lee, USA/non-dialogue, 16 mins.)
Fresh Guacamole - An unseen cook uses a series of unusual ingredients to prepare a bowl of guacamole. (Dir. by PES, USA/English, 2 mins.)
Head Over Heels - The emotional distance between a long-married husband and wife has resulted in an unusual living arrangement. (Dir. by Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, UK/English, 11 mins.) *With director Timothy Reckart in person!
Paperman - A young man working in an office tries desperately to attract the attention of a girl in the building across the street. (Dir. by John Kahrs, USA/English, 7 mins.)
PLUS ADDITIONAL FILMS:
Abiogenesis - In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy. (Dir. by Richard Mans, New Zealand/English, 5 mins.)
Dripped - Jack is a strange character. He steals paintings from museums to eat them. He feeds himself with the artistic process of the painter. But one day, the museums are closed and he will have to paint by himself to survive. (Dir. by Leo Verrier, France/ non-dialogue, 8 mins.)
The Gruffalo’s Child - A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. (Dir. by Uwe Heidschötter & Johannes Weiland, UK/English, 30 mins.)
(Total program running time: Approximately 85 mins., Not Rated / Suitable for all ages) Digital