2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (LIVE ACTION) “Feeling Through”: A broke teen looks for shelter on a cold night. His random encounter with a middle-aged, deaf-blind man changes his course, possibly in more ways than one. Writer-director Doug Roland gets strong work from both performers: Robert Tarango actually is deaf and blind; Steven Prescod is […]

2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animated

Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (ANIMATED) “Burrow”: A Pixar SparkShort about a rabbit embarrassed by her humble ambitions for her home when she sees other subterranean animals’ elaborate ones. It conveys a nice message about cooperation. “Genius Loci”: The film’s synopsis describes finding a “moving oneness” amid “urban chaos,” but the film feels like something else. […]

2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Documentary

Five 2021 Academy Award Nominated Short Films (DOCUMENTARY) “Colette”: As a young teen, Colette Marin-Catherine joined in her family’s new “business”: the French Resistance. The film follows the now-90-year-old as she and a young history student make a first pilgrimage to the Nazi concentration camp where Marin-Catherine’s brother died. “Colette” vividly depicts the instant bond between […]

STRAY

DOCUMENTARY Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on […]

RAMS

NARRATIVE  •  AUSTRALIA In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities […]

COLLECTIVE

DOCUMENTARY In 2015, a fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care […]

SOME KIND OF HEAVEN

DOCUMENTARY Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning. Viewers should also stick around after the film for a pre-recorded discussion with director Lance Oppenheim and several subjects from the film. Running time: 81 minutes

ZAPPA

DOCUMENTARY An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa. As a bonus, immediately following the film we’ve included a live Zappa performance and backstage footage, released from the Zappa vaults for the first time. Running time: 129 minutes

ANOTHER ROUND

DENMARK • SUBTITLED We are very happy to announce we have a new film available on our online cinema for the month of January in partnership with the Greater Hickory International Council: the Danish film ANOTHER ROUND starring Mads Mikkelsen and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. This film is receiving acclaim from many festivals and recently was named the Best Foreign Film by the North […]

JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

DOCUMENTARY About the film: Jimmy Carter’s election to the presidency of the United States in 1977 was helped by the links that this fan of pop music had with stars. Part-rockumentary, part-presidential portrait, JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT traces how rock music helped propel Jimmy Carter to the White House, and the significant role that music […]