With Oscar season upon us, it is time to celebrate the best of the year’s cinema and catch up on the nominated films. The Avon will be presenting multiple screenings of all three categories of the 2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films beginning on Friday, April 2.
Each program of shorts (live action, animated, and documentary) requires a separate ticket. Showtimes will be announced later this week. Patrons can visit www.avontheatre.org for showtimes and to purchase their tickets.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Total Run Time: 130 minutes
USA, 19 minutes
A late-night encounter on a New York City street leads to a profound connection between a teen-in-need and a deaf blind man.
THE LETTER ROOM
USA, 33 minutes
When a corrections officer is transferred to the letter room, he soon finds himself enmeshed in a prisoner’s deeply
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?
TWO DISTANT STRANGERS
USA, 25 minutes
In TWO DISTANT STRANGERS 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
Total Run Time: 99 minutes
BURROW (USA, 6 minutes)
A young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue what she’s doing.
Rather than reveal to her neighbors her imperfections, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble.
GENIUS LOCI (FRANCE, 16 minutes)
One night, Reine, a young loner, sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of
IF ANYTHING HAPPENS LOVE YOU (USA, 13 minutes)
Grieving parents struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. An elegy on grief.
OPERA (SOUTH KOREA/USA, 9 minutes)
OPERA is a massive 8K size animation installation project which portrays our society and history, which is filled with
beauty and absurdity.
YES-PEOPLE (ICELAND, 9 minutes)
One morning an eclectic mix of people face the everyday battle, such as work, school and dish-washing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested and ultimately their capacity to cope.
Three additional animated shorts are included in this shorts program:
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (UK/GERMANY, 26 minutes)
KAPAEMAHU (USA, 7 minutes)
TO GERARD (USA, 8 minutes)
Total Run Time: 136 minutes
A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION
USA, 13 minutes
A virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim
Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA
USA, 19 minutes
A dreamlike portrait of a vibrant 15-year-old-girl whose shooting death sparks the 1992 L.A. Riots.
FRANCE/GERMANY/USA, 25 minutes
Resistance took courage in Nazi-occupied France. 75 years later, facing one’s ghosts may take even more.
DO NOT SPLIT
USA/NORWAY, 20 minutes
The story of the 2019 Hong Kong protests, told through a series of demonstrations by local protestors that escalate
into conflict when highly armed police appear on the scene.
USA, 40 minutes
Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two
female health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war.
Avon Members $9
General Public $14.50
Please visit www.avontheatre.org to purchase tickets online. Each shorts program is a separate ticket.
Avon 2021 Safety Protocols:
The Avon Theatre in Stamford is open for in-person moviegoing every day. The theatre is currently operating with safety protocols in place, as patrons continue to enjoy the mix of new releases and classic films. For detailed information about our safety protocols, please visit: http://avontheatre.org/safety-protocols/
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