Oscar Nominated Short Films – Live Action

WHBPAC is ecstatic to bring film back on our big screen (in accordance with New York State Guidelines) with one of our perennial favorites – Live Action Oscar Nominated Short Films!
This is your annual chance to predict the winners! While you’re here, grab a ballot and predict the winners – the person who guesses the most correct winners in each category will win two tickets to every film in July & August (must attend one of the in person screenings to be eligible to enter)!
The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.
APR 23 | 7:30PM
APR 24 | 4PM & 7:30PM
APR 25 | 4PM

And the nominees are…

A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen in need and a man who is DeafBlind.
When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply private life.
On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?
Cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again.
A man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, he struggles to remain human.
APR 23 | 7:30PM
APR 24 | 4PM & 7:30PM
APR 25 | 4PM
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These “FIVE” films – HARFA, JUSTICE OF THE PIES, ONGANIC FOODS, SARAH’S BAG, and TALENTO INCLUIR – follow five extraordinary women from five countries across the globe who have each set out to start a purpose-driven business to improve and uplift their communities. Witness their journey through food insecurity and sustainable farming to special education and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
When Leipzig pianist Kyra Steckeweh realized that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began searching for pieces written by female composers. Her research in archives, libraries, and publishing houses quickly brought to light a variety of remarkable piano pieces that have been buried in history and rarely performed…
After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective. A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus weaves with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. 
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer, but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.




AAQ / Resource 

Brian J. Mahoney | Landscape Architecture