The 2024 Oscar Nominees for Short Film Live-Action
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 Live-Action Short are:
Starring David Oyelowo (Selma), a grieving ride-share driver picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past.
Directed by Misan Harriman 18 mins
Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.
Directed by Vincent René-Lortie
38 mins All Audiences
Knight of Fortune (Ridder Lykke)
The loss of a loved one, the grief, the risk of yellow skin, and a coffin, this is too much for Karl to face. It is much easier to fix a broken lamp. Then he meets Torben – a destined brother. An absurd, humorous, and melodic meeting between two old men captured by grief.
Directed by Lasse Lyskjær Noer 24 mins. Ages 13+
Red, White, and Blue
Rachel (Brittany Snow, Pitch Perfect) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she’s forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion. As Rachel contemplates the series of events that necessitated this journey and the obstacles placed in her path, we learn a heartbreaking truth that means her life will never be the same again.
Directed by Nazrin Choudhury 22 mins. Ages 13+
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
From Wes Anderson comes an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved story about a rich man who sets out to master an extraordinary skill to cheat at gambling.
Directed by Wes Anderson 41 mins. All Audiences
Total Package Length – 2 hours 23 minutes