The 2024 Oscar Nominees for Short Film Documentary
Oscar Night is right around the corner! Do you like filling out an Oscar ballot with who you think will win? Do you, like us, often just randomly guess when it comes to the Short Subject portion of the Nominees? Well now you don’t have to! The Historic Midwest Theater is showing all of the Nominees for this year’s Oscars. Not only will you be able to fill out your Oscar ballot with more confidence, but you will be entertained, educated, and amazed by this collection of Short Films.
The Nominees for Best Documentary Short are:
The ABC’s of Book Banning
Centenarian, Grace Linn, confronts a Florida School Board, opposing book banning in local schools. Children express disappointment over losing access to vital titles on LGBTQ and racial issues, wars, and the realities of growing up.
Directed by Trish Adlesic, Nazenet Hbtezghi & Sheila Nevins 27 mins All Audiences
The Barber of Little Rock
The Barber of Little Rock exposes America’s widening racial wealth gap through the story of Arlo Washington, a local barber whose visionary approach to a just economy can be found in the mission of People Trust, the nonprofit “Community Back” he founded.
Directed by John Hoffman & Christine Turner 35 mins All Audiences
Island in Between
The rural Taiwanese outer islands of Kinmen sit merely 2 miles off the coast of China. Kinmen attracts tourists for its remains from the 1949 Chinese Civil War. It also marks the frontline for Taiwan in its escalating tension with China.
Directed by S. Leo Chiang 19 mins All Audiences
The Last Repair Shop
In a nondescript warehouse in the heart of Los Angeles, a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople maintain over 80,000 student musical instruments, the largest remaining workshop in America of its kind.
Directed by Kris Bowers & Ben Proudfoot 39 mins All Audiences
Nai Nai & Wài Pó
Nai Nai is my grandma. Wài Pó is also my grandma. Together, they are a grandma super team that dances, stretches, and farts their sorrows away.
Directed by Sean Wang 17mins All Audiences
Total Package Length – 2 hours 17 mins.