USA, Germany, Afghanistan, 2021, 80 min, DCP, Dir. Various, Rated R, English, Pashtu, Dari with English Subtitles, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures
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.
Documentary (Program B) (80 min, rated R)
The Queen of Basketball – Ben Proudfoot, USA (22 min)
She is one of the greatest living women's basketball players. 3 national trophies. Scored the first basket in women's Olympic basketball at the '76 Olympics. Drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?
Three Songs for Benazir – Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei, Afghanistan (22 min)
Even as Shaista's love for Benazir is palpable, the choices he must make to build a life with her have profound consequences.
When We Were Bullies –Jay Rosenblatt, USA/Germany (36 min)
A mind-boggling coincidence leads the filmmaker to track down his fifth grade class and fifth grade teacher to examine their memory of and complicity in a bullying incident 50 years ago.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.