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2/4/2013 3:42:00 PM
Oscar-nominated short documentaries screen at SIFF
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For the first time ever, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the documentary short films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast at the end of February. Nominees include King’s Point, Mondays at Racine, Inocente, Redemption and Open Heart.
For the first time ever, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the documentary short films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast at the end of February. Nominees include King’s Point, Mondays at Racine, Inocente, Redemption and Open Heart.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premieres of the Oscar-nominated Documentary Shorts Feb. 12-15 at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

For the first time ever, Sedona audiences will be able to see all of the short documentary films nominated for Academy Awards before the Oscar telecast at the end of February. This year's nominees include some of the most thought-provoking, heart-warming documentaries and some of the most touching personal stories in the history of the Academy Awards.

Oscar Documentary Shorts Program 1 will include:

• King's Point (dirs. Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider, USA/English) - Over the course of a decade, five senior citizens living in the Kings Point retirement community face loss, illness and an increasing sense of isolation in their lives.

• Mondays at Racine (dirs. Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan, USA/English) - On the third Monday of every month, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open their Long Island beauty salon to women undergoing chemotherapy.

• Inocente (dirs. Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, USA/English) - Fifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

Oscar Documentary Shorts Program 2 will include:

• Redemption (dirs. John Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, USA/English) - In New York City, individuals known as canners survive by collecting cans and bottles from trash and recycling bins and redeeming them for money.

• Open Heart (dirs. Keif Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern, USA/English) - Eight Rwandan children with serious heart disease travel to the Salam Centre in Sudan for treatment.

The Oscar Documentary Shorts Program 1 will show Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. The Oscar Documentary Shorts Program 2 will show Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: Jim Blaney

Oscar Short Docs - Maybe too late for publication, but Oscar Nominated "Inocente" has a local connection. Sedona native, Alexandra Blaney, was heavily involved in the production and is listed as assistant producer in the credits. She is the Director of Marketing and Production for Shine Global, the producer of the film. Her contact info is alexandra@shineglobal.org




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