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cover: 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films

2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films

Director(s): various

Theatrical Release: 2005


Genre(s): Avant-Garde, shorts, Comedy, Drama, animation


Location in store: Avant-Garde Cinema

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Running Time: 162m.

A collection of 8 short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2005 plus two bonus animated shorts:

CASHBACK (Sean Ellis, comedy/drama, 18m) - Ben is an art college student in London, whose imagination runs wild as he works the late-night shift at the local supermarket. What do he and his colleagues do to pass the long, endless hours of the night?

SIX SHOOTER (Martin McDonagh, comedy, 27m) - A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball...Winner of 2005 Academy Award for Live-Action Short Film

OUT TIME IS UP (Rob Pearlstein, comedy) - When therapist Dr. Leonard Stern (Kevin Pollak) discovers he has six weeks to live, he adopts a fresh method of treatment: brutal honesty.

THE MOON AND THE SON: AN IMAGINED CONVERSATION (John Canemaker, animation/biography) - The Moon and the Son, a 30-minute autobiographical animated film by John Canemaker, explores the difficult emotional terrain of father/son relationships as seen through Canemaker's own turbulent relationship with his father. Featuring the voices of noted actors Eli Wallach and John Turturro in the roles of father and son, The Moon and the Son combines memory, fact, conjecture, trial transcripts, audio recordings, home movies, photos, snapshots, and original animation to tell the story of an Italian immigrant's troubled life and the devastating consequences of his actions on his family. Winner of 2005 Academy Award for Animated Short Film

THE MYSTERIOUS GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS OF JASPER MORELLO (Anthony Lucas, animation/sci-fi/mystery) - Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. The chance discovery of an abandoned dirigible leads Jasper through unchartered waters to an island on which lives a terrifying creature that may be the cure for the Plague. The journey back to civilization is filled with horrors but in a shocking climax, Jasper discovers that the greatest horror of all lies within man himself.

BADGERED (Sharon Colman, animation/comedy)

THE LAST FARM (Runar Runarsson) - Icelandic tale of a man preparing for death in the countryside

AUSREISSER (The Runaway, Ulrike Grote)) - German offering about a child and a man mysteriously drawn into each other's worlds

THE FAN AND THE FLOWER (Bill Plympton, animation) - An ill-fated and unconsummated romance between a fan and a flower magically creates a fairy-tale ending.

IMAGO (Cedric Babouche, French animation)