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Presented by The Ryder Film Series
2020 RYDER The Oscar Shorts Film Festival
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 4:15PM

Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

All Day Pass Available HERE.

All-Day Pass Includes:
Animated Shorts: 2pm (83 min.)
Live Action Shorts: 4:15pm (105 min.)
Bonus screening: Gauguin Live from the National Gallery in London: 7pm (90 min)

The Oscar Shorts offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.

-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

We will once again showcase the 10 Oscar nominees for Best Short Animation and Live-Action Film at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Here’s a chance to see the films that critics are raving about and predict the Oscar-winners before the Academy Awards on February 9th. And don’t forget to vote – ask for a ballot when you enter the theater. If you pick one of the eventual Oscar winners, you’ll win a complimentary ticket to another film and you might also win Dinner for Two at at one of our fine local restaurants.

Hollywood movies are often impersonal and risk-free — creative decisions are made by lawyers, accountants, and algorithms. The Oscar Shorts are a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling. Each filmmaker leaves his or her fingerprints on the material.

Information for families:The films are not rated but if they were they would probably be rated PG-13. None of them contain anything that most people would consider objectionable, but several deal with mature subject matter: the death of a parent, China’s one-child policy. Younger children will probably have questions. On the other hand, the films might spark thoughtful conversations around the dinner table.

Schedule:
Animated Shorts: 2pm (83 min.)
Live Action Shorts: 4:15pm (105 min.)
Bonus screening: Gauguin Live from the National Gallery in London: 7pm (90 min)

Doors open 30 minutes before each showing.