2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A

2017 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts Program A

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films. Featuring acclaimed and powerful short documentaries from filmmakers around the world, 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 now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

PROGRAM A includes:

JOE'S VIOLIN – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes

During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

EXTREMIS – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes

At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions.

4.1 MILES – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes

Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.

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Technical Information

Production Year: 2016
Run Time: 72 mins
Format: DCP