For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.
(101min NR) 2019 USA Barbara Miller, director
One Day Only!Barbara Miller's feature documentary #FEMALE PLEASURE portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women, breaking the silence imposed by their archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities. With incredible strength and positive energy, Deborah Feldman, Leyla Hussein, Rokudenashiko, Doris Wagner and Vithika Yadav are fighting for sexual liberation and autonomy for women, beyond religious rules and cultural barriers. But their victory comes at a high price: they all have experienced public defamation, threats and prosecutions, have been excommunicated by the society they grew up in and even received death threats by religious leaders and fanatics. #FEMALE PLEASURE shows the universal mechanisms at work that determine the position of women until today, spanning cultures, religions and continents: from Japan and India and the Somali Muslim diaspora to the Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the Catholic clergy in Europe. All protagonists have come to the same conclusion: the...Saturday, Feb 1 11:00 AM
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(81min NR) 2019 USA Jamie Catto, director
Two Days Only! Feb 22 - 23BECOMING NOBODY represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom.Saturday, Feb 22 11:00 AM Sunday, Feb 23 1:00 PM
(120min NR) 2019 Japan Keiichi Hara, director
Opens Feb 29The story follows Akane, a girl with no self-confidence. On the day before her birthday, she meets a mysterious alchemist Hippocrates and their student Pipo, who both tell her they're on a mission to save the world. Together, they set out from the basement for "Wonderland," and Akane finds herself labelled Wonderland's savior.Saturday, Feb 29 11:00 AM Sunday, Mar 1 11:00 AM
(121min NR) 2020
One Day ONLY!BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND June 12, 2019 From the Maui Film Festival's Celestial Cinema. Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.Thursday, Mar 26 7:00 PM
(86min PG) 2019 USA Rachel Lears, director
One Day Only!Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that tipped the balance of power. When tragedy struck her family in the middle of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts as a bartender to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn't know what to do with the anger she felt about America's broken health care system. Cori Bush, a registered nurse and pastor, was drawn to the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. A coal miner's daughter, Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer from the environmental effects of the coal industry.
(97min PG) 2019 USA Alex Holmes, director
One Day Only!The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
(1 hr 40 min) 2020
Opens Feb 28A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertsons young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.Friday, Feb 28 1:30 PM Friday, Feb 28 4:00 PM Friday, Feb 28 6:30 PM Friday, Feb 28 9:00 PM Saturday, Feb 29 1:30 PM Saturday, Feb 29 4:00 PM Saturday, Feb 29 6:30 PM Saturday, Feb 29 9:00 PM Sunday, Mar 1 1:30 PM Sunday, Mar 1 4:00 PM Sunday, Mar 1 6:30 PM Sunday, Mar 1 9:00 PM Monday, Mar 2 1:00 PM Monday, Mar 2 3:30 PM Monday, Mar 2 6:00 PM see all