Oscar Shorts, Fellini, International Films Kick Off March


The artists involved with the upcoming show, (X)-trACTION (Mon, March 7), a meta mash-up of short films concerned for the climate, workers, history and the future—the beauty and the failures—seek your 20-60 second one-take submissions to include in the program. No previous film experience required. Submissions due by Tues March 1 at noon. Details here.

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If you're a Cornell student, we hope you're enjoying your February Break! We’ll be back at it this week, bringing you a perennial audience favorite—Oscar Nominated Shorts! 

But first, Mati Diop’s debut feature Atlantics (pictured) screens Wednesday, part of our Sub-Saharan and Francophone series, featuring an introduction by Jessica Bardsley (PMA) and a post-screening discussion led by Tristan Ivory (Sociology). Mati Diop is an incredible filmmaker, and her acting is top notch as well! You can catch her acting later this semester in Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum
Thursday and Sunday we screen Radu Jude’s recent “documentary play“ Uppercase Print. Never one to retread previously-covered ground, this film is very different from his other film from last year, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn. Investigating a series of anti-authoritarian chalk slogans that began appearing in a Romanian city in 1981, this boundary-expanding documentary weaves together archival clips of Romanian television and a staged production of a theatre piece based on the teenaged culprit and his secret police case file. 
We end our Fellini, Masina & Rota series this weekend with Federico Fellini’s Academy Award winning Nights of Cabiria! L’immagine Ritrovata Laboratory in Bologna performed a new 4K restoration of the film, which also boasts a new subtitle translation. Highly recommended!
Finally, we’re presenting all of the nominees for the Academy Awards short film categories! This weekend we’re presenting Oscar Shorts: Animation and Oscar Shorts: Live Action, with Oscar Shorts: Documentary screening next weekend. Catch them all and have a leg up on the others in your Oscar pool! Please note: unlike many years in the past, this year’s crop of Animated shorts is a hard R rating, so parents, find a babysitter!

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image from the film ATLANTICS