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Academy Award nominees in short film category to screen Feb. 27 and 28

“Helium” features actors Casper Crump, left, and Pelle Falk Krusbaek. SOURCE SUBMITTED
February 19, 2014

For February’s Monthly Screening, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present a showcase of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action Short Film. The screenings will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes, and at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, in the upstairs screening room at the Movies at Midway.

This year's list includes the following:

"Helium" - A dying boy finds comfort in tales of a magical land called Helium told to him by the hospital janitor.

"The Voorman Problem" - A psychiatrist is called to a prison to examine an inmate who is convinced he is a god. Starring Martin Freeman.

"Just Before Losing Everything" (Avant Que De Tout Perdre) - Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works.

"That wasn’t Me" - A Spanish aid worker has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.

"Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?" - Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts.

Admission for Monthly Screenings is $4 for Rehoboth Beach Film Society members (current membership card must be presented), and $6 for future members. Tickets will be sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.