Friday, Jan 31, 2014 7:00p -
Kendall Square Cinema
1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
Date Idea, Film
Don't miss this rare opportunity to really get an edge over everybody else in your Oscar pool by seeing all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Animated Short. Program includes:
"Feral" (USA), in which a wild boy, found in the woods and brought back to civilization, tries to adapt to a strange new environment.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Get a Horse!" (USA), a contemporary homage to the first shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, with all-new, black-and-white, hand-drawn animation.
"Mr. Hublot" (Luxembourg/France), about a withdrawn, idiosyncratic character made partially of mechanical parts whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of the dog Robot Pet.
"Possessions" (Japan), in which an 18th Century man, lost on a stormy night deep in the mountains, enters a small shrine that suddenly turns into a room in a different world.
"Room on the Broom" (UK), based on the children's picture book by Julia Donaldson, about a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat.
View trailers for the films here, or don't because trailers for full-length movies these days pretty much give away everything so it must be even worse for short films: http://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts/the-films/
(Screening of the nominated live action shorts: http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/2014-oscar-nominated-short-films-live-action