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Oscar-nominated short film screenings continue April 7, 8

April 4, 2021

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is offering several screenings of the Oscar nominees for Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film.

The nominees for Best Live Action Short films follow.

“Feeling Through” is the first film to feature a deaf/blind actor in a lead role. It is a coming-of-age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash, when he encounters Artie, a deaf/blind man in need of assistance getting to a bus stop. Out of an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.

In “Two Distant Strangers,” cartoonist Carter James’ repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again. 

In “The Letter Room,” an empathetic corrections officer gets transferred to the prison’s letter room where he soon finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.

In “The Present,” Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift on their anniversary. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping? 

In “White Eye,” a man finds his stolen bicycle, which now belongs to a stranger. While attempting to retrieve it, his views on racial discrimination are tested.

Screenings for Best Live Action short films continue at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, and 5 p.m., Thursday, April 8.

The nominees for Best Animated Short films follow.

In Disney and Pixar’s new short film “Burrow,” a young rabbit embarks on a journey to dig the burrow of her dreams, despite not having a clue about what she is doing. Rather than reveal her imperfections to her neighbors, she digs herself deeper and deeper into trouble. After hitting (bed) rock bottom, she learns there is no shame in asking for help. 

“Genius Loci” is about one night in the life of Reine, a young loner who sees among the urban chaos a moving oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

“If Anything Happens, I Love You” is the story of grieving parents who struggle with the loss of their daughter after a school shooting. 

“Opera” is an animation project that can be defined as a contemporary animated edition of the Renaissance fresco mural paintings.

In “Yes People,” an eclectic group of people face their everyday battles, such as work, school, and dishwashing. As the day progresses, their relationships are tested, and ultimately also their capacity to cope. 

Also screening with the Animated Shorts are additional films “Kapaemahu,” “The Snail & The Whale” and “To Gerard.”

Screenings for Best Animated Short films continue at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 8.

Admission is $8 for members and $11 for nonmembers. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.

For more information, screening times and to purchase tickets, go to rehobothfilm.com.

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