Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 Oscar Shorts: Documentary February 10

                  Oscar Shorts: Documentary
February 10

This year’s short documentary films nominated for the Oscars are overflowing with compelling stories of loss, isolation, struggle and hope in the 2013 Oscar Shorts: Documentary.

As a tribute to women undergoing chemotherapy, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open their beauty salon free of charge once a month in “Mondays at Racine.”  The film portrays the painful toll of cancer and captures the invaluable emotional support the women receive as they rediscover their beauty at the salon, asking the question, “When your life is at stake, why is losing your hair so hard?

“Inocente” is the inspirational story of a charismatic homeless 15-year immigrant who is an aspiring artist.  With maturity that belies her age and circumstances, she tells her story directly into the camera determined to prove herself and succeed despite her bleak situation.

Watch over the course of a decade, as five senior citizens in a Florida retirement community find themselves struggling with isolation, illness and loss in “King’s Point.”  “Gertie, could you fall in love again?...” asks one of the seniors as another laments, “its no good to be alone.”

 “Redemption” looks into the hidden lives behind the streets of New York City ‘canners' who survive collecting cans and bottles from recycling bins and trash and redeem them for money.

“Open Heart” is a somber look into the journey of Rwandan children with serious heart disease who travel to Sudan for treatment.  An important human rights documentary, the film portrays the dire circumstances these children face against all odds.

In addition to the poignant and gripping 2013 Oscar Shorts: Documentary films, Digiplex will also feature the exciting line-up of 2013 Oscar Shorts: Animated and Live Action Films on February 8 and 9th

2013 Oscar Shorts: Animated films on February 8 at Digiplex are “Adam and Dog,” “Fresh Guacamole,”  “Head over Heels,” "The Longest Daycare" and “Paperman.”   

2013 Oscar Shorts: Live Action films on February 9 at Digiplex include “Asad,” “Buzkashi Boys,” “Curfew” and  “Death of a Shadow Henry.” 

2013 Oscar Shorts: Documentary Sunday, February 10
2013 Oscar Shorts: Animated    Friday, February 8
2013 Oscar Shorts: Live Action       Saturday, February 9

At select Digiplex Theaters


  1. It was a great to see the shorts before the show. At least now I understand what the awards are for!