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2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts

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This year Bennett Street Films is trying out a little collaboration with the Cowboy Carousel Center and several other important sponsors.

Our co-presentation of the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. The films will show in the micro-theater the CCC has worked hard to build.

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Animated Program – 4PM, Doors open at 3:30PM

Live Action Program – 7PM, Doors open at 6:00PM

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(Un)Ratings

Though the Oscar Shorts are unrated, some of you have asked for basic ratings guidelines for the programs:

Animated – PG. One of the shorts, THE BIGGER PICTURE, deals with the death of a parent. There’s nothing particularly upsetting about it, but it’s not going to appeal to the youngest viewers. FOOTPRINTS, one of the extra shorts, is a bit dark as well. Kids over eight should not have a problem with anything here (they just might not like a couple of the films).

Live Action – PG-13. Unlike previous years, no violence or tragedy in this year’s crop. Some cursing, but should be acceptable for any kids over 11 or 12. It’s one of the stronger Live Action programs we’ve had in a long time.

2015 Ballot – In case you’d like to vote and see how you do compared to the Academy judges!

*Sponsors

Last but not at all least, please acknowledge and remember to thank these sponsors who’s generosity has made this possible:

Enzo Avitabile: Music Life

Sponsored by Johnson County Arts and Humanities Council.

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If you’d like you can stay home and watch the Academy Awards. They run long, right? So take a break, come in to the Library meeting room and explore Naples and spend time with Enzo Avitabile through the eyes of Jonathan Demme.

Showtime is 7:00 PM. Admission is Free.

ONS 2014 – Online Ticket Sales

We’ve set up online purchasing for our 2014 presentation of the Live Action and Animated shorts that have been nominated for an Academy Award. The award ceremony is on March 2nd this year and we’re showing the films on March 1st. Come in. Bring your ballot. Win recognition and increased self-regard! See us on March 1st for details.

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Oscar Nominated Shorts 2014 (Live Action)

OSCAR_SHORTS_2014_NOMINATED_Poster_250px_high7:00PM Sat, March 1st, 2014
(Multiple Languages, 113 Minutes)
58 N. Adams (old school by courthouse)
Use the South Door
Buffalo, WY 82834

INCLUDED SHORT FILMS:

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?
(Finland, 7 Min.)
Mother Sini wakes up in a panic: she has slept in and the family is late for a wedding. She wakes up her husband and daughters…
Helium
(Denmark, 23 Min.)
A hospital’s eccentric janitor helps a young dying boy regain the joy and happiness of life.
Just Before Losing Everything
(France, 30 Min.)
While her children pretend to go to school, Miriam hurries to pick them up and take them to her work place. She explains to her boss that she has to leave the region in a rush.
That Wasn’t Me
(Spain, 24 Min.)
AQUEL NO ERA YO tells the story of Paula and Kaney. Two characters, an African child and a Spanish woman, who could have nothing in common, but will get to join their lives forever through a life?giving shot.
The Voorman Problem
(United Kingdom, 13 Min.)
Doctor Williams is called in to examine the enigmatic Mr Voorman, a prisoner with a peculiar affliction: he believes he is a god.

This presentation is a collaborative presentation by BSF and JCAHC.

Oscar Nominated Shorts 2014 (Animated)

OSCAR_SHORTS_2014_NOMINATED_Poster_250px_high4:00PM Sat, March 1st, 2014
(Multiple Languages, 102 Minutes)
58 N. Adams (old school by courthouse)
Use the South Door
Buffalo, WY 82834

INCLUDED SHORT FILMS:

Get a Horse!
(USA, 6 Min.)
A contemporary homage to the first animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation paired with full-color, 3D, CG filmmaking…in the
same frame.
Mr. Hublot
(Luxembourg/France, 11 Min.)
Mr Hublot lives in a world where characters are made partially of mechanical parts, driving huge vehicles, rub shoulders
with each other. A world where the giant scale of machines and the relentless use of salvaged materials reign supreme.
Feral
(USA, 13 Min.)
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new
environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
Possessions
(Japan, 14 Min.)
The 18th Century. On a stormy night, deep in the mountains, a man has lost his way and comes across a small shrine. When he enters, the space suddenly turns into a room in a different world.
Room on the Broom
(United Kingdom, 25 Min.)
A film based on the wonderful children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel
Scheffler.
HIGHLY COMMENDED additional shorts:
A La Francaise (7 min)
The Missing Scarf (7 min)
The Blue Umbrella (6 min)

This presentation is a collaborative presentation by BSF and JCAHC.

Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals Poster
7:00PM Sun, February 2nd, 2014
(2013, Documentary, English, 111 Minutes)
Johnson County Library
171 North Adams Ave
Buffalo, WY 82834
**Free Admission**

“It is hands down one of the best music documentaries ever made.” – Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

SYNOPSIS
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music.  Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time.  At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios.  Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the “Muscle Shoals sound” and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound.  Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today.

This presentation is a collaborative presentation by BSF and JCAHC with financial support from JCRD. In addition, the Buffalo Bulletin donated local advertising space for this event.