Oscar Shorts: Documentary
02/08/2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid ID / Free with VIP Film Pass map
The Brooks brings back the wildly popular OSCAR nominated short film programs! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the 86th Academy Awards ceremony on March 2, 2014. Documentary Shorts include:
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist—and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.
Directors: Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed | Canada/USA/UK | 39 minutes
Karama Has No Walls
When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.
Director: Sara Ishaq | UAE/UK/Yemen | 26 minutes
As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.
Director: Jason Cohen | USA | 26 minutes
New Mexico environmental sculptor Ra Paulette carves elaborately designed and painstakingly executed sandstone caves, driven by an artistic vision that often brings him into conflict with his patrons.
Director: Jeffrey Karoff | USA | 39 minutes
Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
At a maximum security prison, a terminally ill patient faces his final days with the assistance of hospice care provided by workers drawn from the prison population.
Director: Edgar Barens | USA | 40 minutes