Live Action Oscar Shorts

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For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 15th. 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. 


Madre (Spain)
Fauve (Canada)
Marguerite (Canada)
Detainment (Ireland)
Skin (USA)

Friday, February 15: 6:00pm
Saturday, February 16: 6:00pm
Sunday, February 17: 2:00pm
Friday, February 22: 8:30pm
Saturday, February 23: 6:00pm
Sunday, February 24: 12:00pm
Friday, March 1: 8:30pm
Saturday, March 2: 8:30pm

Important note on the Live Action program: the studio has brought it to our attention that this year’s group of Live Action films are a really heavy group. Plot synopsis have been provided below.

108 minutes | R (violence, language, and adult themes)
$7 Adult, $6 Child/Student/Senior


MADRE: A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone, cannot find his father, and a stranger is approaching.

FAUVE: Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild, the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants power over the other. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

MARGUERITE: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing, and helps her make peace with her past.

DETAINMENT: Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.

SKIN: A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.


February 15 2019


Date: February 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Recurring: See other dates & times
Cost: $6 – $7
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Three Rivers, MI 49093 United States

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