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Oscar Nominated Shorts Presenation – Documentary A
February 17, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures will be bringing the Oscar-Nominated Short Films to cities across the US. A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts at the SteamPlant Theater on February 17-19! With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your chance to get a sneak peek at this year’s favorite short films and give you an edge in your Oscar pool to predict the winners! FYI, the Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, Feb. 24th.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS – PROGRAM A
RUN TIME: 67 minutes
BLACK SHEEP Synopsis: Everything changed for Cornelius Walker on 27 November 2000 when Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was 11, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’s mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London. Cornelius suddenly found himself living on a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe. And in return, Cornelius became submerged in a culture of violence and hatred. But as the violence and racism against other black people continued, Cornelius struggled to marry his real identity with the one he had acquired.
END GAME Synopsis: Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? The film probes these questions and more in the context of two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace.