2016 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts
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2016 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts

by Jon RobertsAve Maria (Palestine, dir. Basil Khalil) Funded by Palestine, this short film plays with differences in religious beliefs while maintaining a fun, humorous tone throughout. Ave Maria ​takes place at a nunnery in the West Bank after an Israeli family’s car breaks down outside. The film addresses the oddities in both religions, as … Continue reading

Youth
Contemporary Review / Review

Youth

by Max SchwarzMany films touch on the themes of life and death, each in their own way. Whether we’re watching McMurphy’s rebellious hunt for action in a suffocating hospital ward (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) or McCandless’s call of spirituality and freedom to the woods (Into the Wild), movies show life’s adventures, meaning, and … Continue reading