The Grammys, SAG Awards and Golden Globes have passed, and the end of the award show season is near with the impending Academy Awards, which is set to premiere on March 4. Salem Cinema is among select theaters offering the Oscar-nominated short films ...and more »
Abby Luschei, Statesman Journal Published 1:57 p.m. PT Feb. 7, 2018
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The Grammys, SAG Awards and Golden Globes have passed, and the end of the award show season is near with the impending Academy Awards, which is set to premiere on March 4.
Salem Cinema is among select theaters offering the Oscar-nominated short films beginning with the animated shorts on Friday, Feb. 9.
This will be the 13th year that Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures will offer the experience, which features all 15 live action, animation and documentary shorts that are nominated for Oscars.
The Oscar-nominated live action shorts and documentary shorts will come to Salem Cinema soon, but here is a look at the five animated shorts that will be showing starting Friday:
"Dear Basketball": Directed by Glen Keane and basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, Keane brings Bryant's poem "Dear Basketball," which describes his love for the game, to life through animation.
"Garden Party": Frogs and toads take shelter in a luxurious villa and stumble upon the owner in this French short directed by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon.
"Lou": Directed by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray, this short tells the story of Lou, who teaches a bully that giving is more rewarding than taking.
"Negative Space": A father, who is often away on business, connects with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase, directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata.
"Revolting Rhymes": Directed by Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh, the big, bad wolf tells his side of the story, which includes his adventures as well as Snow White, Cinderella and Jack, based on rhymes by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake.
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If you go
What: The Oscar-nominated animated shorts
When: 12:30 and 5:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, noon and 5:45 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 11-13, 2:45 and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 14-15
Location: Salem Cinema, 1127 Broadway NE, Suite 170, Salem
Cost: $9, $8 bargain shows 5:30 p.m. and earlier Monday-Thursday and 4 p.m. and earlier Friday-Sunday, $8 military or students with current I.D., $7 ages 62 and older and ages 11 and younger
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