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2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: CB Film Festival
February 7 - February 9
OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
Friday, February 7 |Documentary | 7 pm
Saturday, February 8 |Live Action | 7 pm
Sunday, February 9 |Animation | 2 pm
In what has become a Crested Butte tradition, CBFF brings you three nights of Oscar-nominated short films. These films, spanning three genres, will vie for the coveted Oscar at the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9th – so see them first here and win your Oscar betting pool!
Showtimes at the Center for the Arts – old building – are as follows:Documentary films: Friday, February 7, 7pm. 160 minutes. Rated R.Live Action films: Saturday, February 8, 7pm. 104 minutes. Rated R.Animated films: Sunday, February 9, 2pm. 83 minutes. Rated PG-13. Please view trailers to decide if the content is age appropriate for your child.
Doors open 30 mins prior to showtime.
Center for the Arts, 606 6th St. Crested Butte (Old Building)
$15 each or $35 for an Oscar Pass (entrance to all 3 evenings)
Tickets are available at the door the evening of the show (no fee for cash or check) or online below (fee).
We’re on a mission to eliminate plastic waste from all of our events! If you plan to enjoy a beverage with your film, please bring your own cup.
FILM DESCRIPTIONS BELOW.
Oscar Nominated Documentary Films – Friday, February 7 at 7 pm
IN THE ABSENCE
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
When the MV Sewol ferry sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from national authorities.
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Over the course of 15 years, a class of young girls from disadvantaged neighborhoods in war-torn Kabul, learn to read and write, and grow together in confidence through the joy of skateboarding.
LIFE OVERTAKES ME
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
Hundreds of refugee children in Sweden who have fled with their families from extreme trauma in their home countries have become afflicted with Resignation Syndrome. Facing deportation, they withdraw from the world into a coma-like state, as if frozen, for months or even years.
ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
Bruce Franks Jr., a leading Ferguson activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical to his community.
WALK RUN CHA-CHA
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt
Chipaul and Millie Cao reunited in 1980s Los Angeles after being separated by the Vietnam War. Forty years later, they become ballroom dancers to reconnect again and make up for lost time.
Oscar Nominated Live Action Films – Saturday, February 8 at 7 pm
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
In south Tunisia, two football fan brothers bump into a headphones-wearing donkey in the desert on the border of Algeria. Unaware that two men are waiting for the donkey and its hidden drug stash, the brothers take the animal back home with them.
THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW
The life of a middle-aged woman with small children is shaken up when two free-spirited 20-somethings move in across the street.
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
Inseparable orphaned sisters Saria and Ximena are fighting against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at the Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala when a tragic fire claims the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
An emergency services dispatcher must tap into all her professional skills when she receives a call from a woman in a desperate situation.
Oscar Nominated Animated Films – Sunday, February 9 at 2 pm
*please note this content has not been rated
In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a difficult childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father.
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
An African-American father learns to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
A fiercely independent stray kitten and a chained-up pit bull experience friendship for the first time.
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
Painter Louis and his wife Michelle are experiencing strange events. Their world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects, and people lose their realism. They are “destructuring,” sometimes disintegrating.
A man remembers his childhood and growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?