2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
Feb 8—Mar 13, 2019
Running Time: 109min

This showcase of short films features the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

MEMBERS: $7.50 (free for Level 4 and above)


Dir. Vincent Lambe
Ireland, 2018, 30min


Two ten year-old boy 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.


Dir. Jeremy Comte
Canada, 2018, 17min


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 to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.


Dir. Marianne Farley
Canada, 2017, 19min


An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.

Madre (Mother)

Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Spain, 2017, 19min


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 horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago.


Dir. Guy Nattiv 
USA, 2018, 20min


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.