Film Review: Take the Opportunity to See 2016 ‘Oscar Nominated Shorts’

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CHICAGO – Chicago is one of the cinematic cities that has the privilege to see two categories of Academy Award nominations on the big screen that are often not exhibited – the Live Action and Animated Short Films. In two separate programs, the Landmark Century City Cinema – 2828 N. Clark Street in Chicago – are screening the ten nominees.

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With the technology to create animation ever-evolving and expanding, more and more creators are getting the opportunity to communicate their art through this medium. The five nominees are international, with two from the United States, one from Russia, one from Chile and the last from the United Kingdom. Each explore different worlds, themes and emotions, but all have a sense of “we can do this if we just stick together.”

The art of the Live Action short film is the art of ultimate story telling. Without the benefit of luxurious length, these shorter running time gems communicate their stories through an economy of scale – and they represent the world. The United States and the United Kingdom are present (with another film a combination of UK and Kosovo), Germany and Austria team up on one, and France, Germany and Palestine give voice to religious interaction.

The 2016 “Oscar Nominated Shorts – Live Action” and “Oscar Nominated Shorts – Animated” have a limited release, including Chicago, starting January 29th. See local listings for theaters and show times. Programs in Chicago at Landmark Century City Cinema, click here for details and showtimes. Not rated.

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