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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Oscar flicks for free at National Archives

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, 2012, The Invisible War

The public is invited to attend screenings of Academy Award nominees in four categories for free at National Archives beginning Wednesday.

The categories are documentary feature, documentary short subject, live action short film, and animated short film.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, and saving seats is prohibited.  Reservations are not taken.  You must be present to receive a ticket which will be distributed an hour before show times at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue.  Doors open a half hour before start time. Alert:  Not every film is rated "G," and the schedule may change.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives have made the showings possible.

National Archives is located on Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth Streets, N.W.  For more information, call 202-357-5000.  The closest Metro station is Archives-Navy Memorial.
David France and Howard Gertler, 2012, How to Survive a Plague

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m.
Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn
(85 minutes)

Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m.
The Gatekeepers
Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon
(97 minutes)

Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m.
How to Survive a Plague
David France and Howard Gertler
(110 minutes)

Saturday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
The Invisible War
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
(97 minutes)

Sunday, February 24, at 4 p.m.
5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi
(90 minutes)

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Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 23, at noon
Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
(17 minutes)

Buzkashi Boys
Sam French and Ariel Nasr
(30 minutes)

Shawn Christensen
(20 minutes)

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
(20 minutes)

Yan England
(21 minutes)

Total Running time: 108 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 23, at 3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Adam and Dog
Minkyu Lee
(16 minutes)

Fresh Guacamole
(2 minutes)

Head over Heels
Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
(10 minutes)

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
David Silverman
(5 minutes)

*Please note: Although submitted and nominated in 3-D; due to technical limitations we will present Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" in 2-D.

John Kahrs
(7 minutes)

Total Running Time: 40 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, February 24, at 11 a.m.
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
(40 minutes)

Kings Point
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
(31 minutes)

Mondays at Racine
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
(39 minutes)

Open Heart
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
(39 minutes)

Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
(35 minutes)

Total Running Time: 184 minutes

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