Five of the year’s best, and Oscar-nominated, short films from across the globe are brought together to be played as one, 80-minute cinematic experience at The Tower Theatre. After watching, be sure to cast your vote for your favorite and watch The Oscars to see if it wins.

 

DIMANCHE / SUNDAY

Tower Theatre ● 9 min ● NR ● Canada
Showtimes thru 2/23: 12:15, 9:15
Showtimes 2/24 – 3/1: 12:15

Every Sunday, it’s the same old routine! The train clatters through the village and almost shakes the pictures off the wall. In the church, Dad dreams about his toolbox. And of course later Grandma will get a visit and the animals will meet their fate.

 

 

 

 

THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

Tower Theatre ● 17 min ● NR ● USA
Showtimes thru 2/23: 12:15, 9:15
Showtimes 2/24 – 3/1: 12:15

Inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, this fantastic short is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. The films’ variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) present a hybrid–old fashioned, yet cutting edge–style of animation.

 

 

A MORNING STROLL

Tower Theatre ● 7 min ● NR ● UK
Showtimes thru 2/23: 12:15, 9:15
Showtimes 2/24 – 3/1: 12:15

When a New Yorker walks past a chicken on his morning stroll, we are left to wonder which one is the real city slicker.

 

 

Wild Life

Tower Theatre ● 14 min ● NR ● Canada
Showtimes thru 2/23: 12:15, 9:15
Showtimes 2/24 – 3/1: 12:15

Calgary, 1909. An Englishman moves to the Canadian frontier, but is singularly unsuited to it. His letters home are much sunnier than the reality. Intertitles compare his fate to that of a comet.

 

 

 

 

LA LUNA

Tower Theatre ● 6:53 min ● NR ● USA
Showtimes thru 2/23: 12:15, 9:15
Showtimes 2/24 – 3/1: 12:15

The timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions?

 

BONUS SHORTS

Additional, non-Oscar-nominated bonus titles in the program include Skylight (Canada, 5 mins), The Hybrid Union (Ukraine, 5 mins), Nullarbor (Australia, 11 mins), and Amazonia (USA, 5 mins).

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