For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A hit with audiences around the country, don’t miss this year’s selection of Animated Shorts, plus a selection of addition shorts – HENRIETTA BULKOWSKI (USA, 16 min. featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd!), THE BIRD AND THE WHALE (Ireland, 6 min.), HORS PISTE (France, 5 min.), MAESTRO (France, 2 min). Runtime: Approx. 80 mins.
A tragicomedy initially set in the criminal underworld, ASH IS THE PUREST WHITE owes its richness to the movies, particularly crime and gangster movies from world cinema.
|Every New Year, in what is the world’s largest human migration, 130 million Chinese migrant workers make their way from industrial cities to their countryside homes scattered far and wide.|
|Filmmaker Lixin Fan spent over three years following Zhang Changha and Chen Suqin, a married couple working at a garment factory, as they make their annual 1300 mile pilgrimage home to visit their two teenaged children who are being raised by their grandparents. The kids are resentful, and look at their parents as strangers who have effectively abandoned them in pursuit of economic prosperity. In telling this one family’s story, Fan reveals a nation in the grips of an economic “miracle” that is painfully caught between its past and its future. In Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles.|
|Unrated / 87 mins.|