The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Documentary Shorts Program

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And the winners are … Once again, The Loft is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action Short Films, Animated Short Films and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures. At the screenings, pick up an “Oscar Shorts Prediction” ballot in the lobby, check off your favorite film, and all those who correctly guess the winner (the winning films will be announced at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 2) will be entered into a drawing for free movie passes to The Loft! Pass winners will be notified the week following the Oscar telecast. Don’t miss your golden opportunity to experience all of this year’s Oscar nominated short films, exclusively at The Loft Cinema!

Documentary Program

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The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world’s oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music. Screened at the 2013 Loft Film Fest! (Dir. by Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed, Canada/USA/UK, in English, 39 mins.)

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Karama Has No Walls
When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country. (Dir. by Sara Ishaq, UAE/UK/Yemen, in Arabic with subtitles, 26 mins.)

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Facing Fear
As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance. (Dir. by Jason Cohen, USA, in English, 26 mins.)

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CaveDigger
New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons. (Dir. by Jeffrey Karoff, USA, in English, 39 mins.)

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Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
In a maximum security prison, the terminally ill Jack Hall faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population. (Dir. by Edgar Barens, USA, in English, 40 mins.)

Estimated Total Running Time: 184 mins., including one intermission