USA, UK, Canada, Chile, Russia, Spain, 2021, 97 min, DCP, Dir. Various, Rated R, English, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures

2022 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animation)

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Important: the Animated program is FOR ADULTS ONLY. It is NOT a kid-friendly release like it’s been in previous years. Films feature male and female nudity, sex, and adult themes, and violence. These films are not intended for children.

With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts, presented by ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures. This year, the Academy Awards take place on Sunday, March 27th.

ANIMATED SHORTS (97 min, rated R)

Affairs of the Art – Joanna Quinn and Les Mills, UK/Canada. (16 min)
Beryl's back in "Affairs of the Art", which showcases one family's eccentric yet endearing obsessions with everything from drawing to screw threads and pet taxidermy.

Bestia – Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz, Chile, (15 min)
Ingrid is working in the Chilean Intelligence Directorate (DINA) in 1975. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture in her mind and in an entire country.

Boxballet – Anton Dyakov, Russia, (15 min)
One day, a delicate ballerina named Olya meets the rough, surly boxer Evgeny. The contrast between their worlds and their philosophies is so sharp that even the possibility of these two characters crossing paths seems incredible.

Robin Robin – Dan Ojari and Mikey Please, UK, (32 min)
A bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery.

The Windshield Wiper – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez, USA/Spain, (14 min)
Inside a cafe while smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, a man poses an ambitious question: "What is Love?" A collection of vignettes and situations will lead the man to the desired conclusion.

Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.

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