Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Feb 26, 2016

In Person Guests!
2016 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts
The American Cinematheque presents all of the 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts! Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

Body Team 12” (Liberia, 13 min. Dir. David Darg) Tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak, the members of Body Team 12 have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the strain they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength. The story is told on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia through the eyes of the only female member of the team, who reveals the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing bodies from loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease.

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” (Pakistan, 40 min. Dir. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) Every year, more than 1,000 girls and women are the victims of religiously motivated honor killings in Pakistan, especially in rural areas. Eighteen-year-old Saba, who fell in love and eloped, was targeted by her father and uncle but survived to tell her story.

Last Day of Freedom” (U.S., 32 min. Dirs. Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman) When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime, he agonizes over his decision; should he call the police? LAST DAY OF FREEDOM is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. This film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day; veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice.

Chau, Beyond the Lines” (U.S./Vietnam, 34 min. Dir. Courtney Marsh) Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care center for children born with birth defects due to Agent Orange, struggles with the difficulties of realizing his dream to become a professional artist and clothing designer. Despite being told that his ambitions are unrealistic, Chau is determined to live an independent, productive life.

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” (U.S., 40 min. Dir. Adam Benzine) Thirty years after the release of the documentary SHOAH, filmmaker Claude Lanzmann discusses the personal and professional difficulties he encountered during the more than 12 years it took to create the work. Lanzmann also discusses his relationships with Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and his teenage years spent fighting in the French Resistance during World War II.

This program also repeats at 10PM.

Introduction by filmmakers Jerry Franck ("Chau, Beyond the Lines") and Haya Fatima and Asad Faruqi ("A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness").
163 min. | English subtitles if language is other than English. | Screening format: Blu-ray The same program will be shown at 7PM and 10PM.
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Fri, Feb 26, 2016 • 7:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Sylvester Stallone In Person!
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Be a Part of the Live Audience!
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - 1:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 - 10:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Event! Oscar-Nominated Editors In Person!
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 10:30am
Egyptian Theatre
Free Event! Oscar-Nominated Production Designers & Set Decorators In Person!
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
In Person Guests!
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 9:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

George Miller In Person!
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Oscar Nominated Films! Director Matthew Heineman In Person!
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Oscar Nominee Jacqueline West In Person!
Tue, Feb 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
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