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2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films

For the 13th consecutive year, the Belcourt again presents this very popular program. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners!

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THE SHAPE OF WATER

At the height of the Cold War, circa 1962, two workers in a high-tech US government laboratory (Sally Hawkins and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer) discover a terrifying secret experiment, in this otherworldly fairytale from Guillermo del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH).

PHANTOM THREAD

PHANTOM THREAD

Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait of both a renowned dressmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis) on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. PHANTOM THREAD is the director’s eighth feature-length film, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

I, TONYA

I, TONYA

Margot Robbie stars as controversial Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in this alternately tragic, hilarious and absurd look at one of the biggest stories to emerge from the world of 1990s professional sport.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows his 2013 film GLORIA with this drama about a young transgender woman struggling with both her own grief and societal prejudice after the death of her middle-aged lover.

BOB LE FLAMBEUR

BOB LE FLAMBEUR

Jean-Pierre Melville’s top-notch gambling caper, once called “the cinematic birth of the cool”, saunters back to screen. New 4K Restoration

PET SEMATARY

PET SEMATARY

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

THE NEW WORLD – Extended Cut

THE NEW WORLD – Extended Cut

Terence Malick’s singular vision of early 17th century America from Terrence Malick reimagines the meeting of John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals. New 4K Restoration

CONCERT FOR GEORGE

CONCERT FOR GEORGE

On Nov 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved. This latest theatrical release has been remastered in 5.1 surround sound.

Science on Screen: GET OUT

Science on Screen: GET OUT

When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a sinister plot in comedian-turned-Oscar-nominated-filmmaker Jordan Peele’s smash-hit horror masterpiece.

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love, a work of stunning maturity and one of his most important films.

THE SEVENTH SEAL

THE SEVENTH SEAL

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.

THE PARTY

THE PARTY

A stellar ensemble takes on this biting satire of modern social norms in Sally Potter’s latest film, starring Kristin Scott Thomas as host to an intimate gathering of friends in her London flat to celebrate her political ascension.

BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

Two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation.

WILD STRAWBERRIES

WILD STRAWBERRIES

Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, this dramatization of a professor’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery is a richly human masterpiece and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim.

BIG

BIG

When teenager Josh makes a wish to be big, he wakes up the next morning in the body of an adult. Age Recommendation: 13+

BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY

BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY

A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

In the early 60s, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his 50s work to focus on a trilogy of emotionally explosive chamber dramas. The first film presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near-disintegration while vacationing on a remote island.

WINTER LIGHT

WINTER LIGHT

When small-town pastor assists with a parishioner’s fear of nuclear annihilation, a spiritual crisis manifests from fears of his own. The second of Bergman’s trilogy of faith and alienation in the modern age.

THE SILENCE

THE SILENCE

Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, the third film in Ingmar Bergman’s faith trilogy offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.

THE VIRGIN SPRING

THE VIRGIN SPRING

Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, Bergman’s harrowing tale of revenge in medieval Sweden concerns one father’s need to avenge the death of a child whose murderers have found their way to his doorstep.

Science on Screen: BRAZIL

Science on Screen: BRAZIL

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond and more.

BEFORE WE VANISH

BEFORE WE VANISH

In his twentieth film, acclaimed Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE, TOKYO SONATA) reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery.

PERSONA

PERSONA

By the mid 60s, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema’s most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry in this tale of an actress-gone-mute and the nurse who cares for her.

HOUR OF THE WOLF

HOUR OF THE WOLF

Charged with a nightmarish power as rare in the Bergman canon as its horrific elements, HOUR OF THE WOLF stars Max von Sydow as a painter-in-exile being tormented by a coven of sinister aristocrats.

THE PASSION OF ANNA

THE PASSION OF ANNA

Not long after the dissolution of his marriage and a fleeting liaison with a neighbor (Bibi Andersson), the reclusive Andreas (Max von Sydow) begins an ultimately disastrous affair with the mysterious, beguiling Anna (Liv Ullmann).

CRIES AND WHISPERS

CRIES AND WHISPERS

Two sisters keep vigil for a third in this powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments.

GALAXY QUEST

GALAXY QUEST

The beloved cast of a Star Trek-esque series reunites years after the finale and is recruited to fight intergalactic invaders by a race of aliens who mistook the show for a documentary. Age Recommendation: 8+

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE — The Television Version

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE — The Television Version

Shot in intense, intimate close-ups and featuring flawless performances, Ingmar Bergman’s emotional X-ray chronicles the intense joys and pains of a complex relationship. Cut by nearly two hours for its 1974 U.S. theatrical release, this is Bergman’s original six-part television miniseries.

Science on Screen: SONGCATCHER

Science on Screen: SONGCATCHER

After being passed up for a well-deserved promotion, fearless musicologist Dr. Lily Penleric ventures into the wild to unearth a trove of Americana music.

IN BETWEEN

IN BETWEEN

Three Palestinian women sharing an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv find themselves doing the same balancing act between tradition and modernity, citizenship and culture, fealty and freedom.

PORT OF CALL

PORT OF CALL

A suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town of Göteborg, and haunted by a troubled past, unexpectedly falls for Gösta, a sailor on leave whom she hopes might save her from self-destruction.

CRISIS

CRISIS

In Ingmar Bergman's feature directing debut, an urban beauty shop proprietress whisks away her 18-year-old daughter, whom she abandoned as a child, to Stockholm—where she receives a crash course in adult corruption and heartbreak.

AUTUMN SONATA

AUTUMN SONATA

The sole collaboration of cinema’s two great Bergmans, Ingmar directs Ingrid, here playing an icy concert pianist who is matched beat for beat by Liv Ullmann, playing her eldest daughter, as they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship.

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

In this low-key followup to the hit 2001 documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, artist Andy Goldsworthy expounds upon his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities and with his own body.

FOXTROT

FOXTROT

A grieving father experiences the absurd circumstances around the death of his son in this latest critical reflection on military culture from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz.

28 DAYS LATER...

28 DAYS LATER...

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary in Danny Boyle’s revisionist zombie film which helped kick off a renaissance for the genre.

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview. Age Recommendation: 10+

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

Two employees of a medical supply company accidentally release a toxic gas that raises the dead. Soon the town is overrun with flesh-eating residents of the local cemetery who are hungry. For brains…

FANNY AND ALEXANDER — The Television Version

FANNY AND ALEXANDER — The Television Version

Through the eyes of 10-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-20th-century Sweden. Bergman described this work as "the sum total of my life as a filmmaker." And in this full-length version of his triumphant valediction, his vision is expressed at its fullest.

Science on Screen: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

Science on Screen: THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Part of the 5th Annual National Evening of Science on Screen.

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s acclaimed documentary which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen.

Peripheral Visions: MULTIPLE FUTURES

Peripheral Visions: MULTIPLE FUTURES

Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

THE DEATH OF STALIN

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Veep creator Armando Iannucci directs a stellar ensemble cast in this acerbic send-up of the Soviet dictator and the bootlick Ministers who vie for power after his sudden demise.

WARGAMES

WARGAMES

A young computer whiz kid accidentally connects into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War III. Age Recommendation: 11+

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