July 11, 2001

American Cinematheque Presents...

2001 Oscar Shorts: Winners & Nominees

 

Program compiled by Andrew P. Crane & Carol Crowe.

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Wednesday, July 11th | 7:30 pm

Don Hertzfeld’s "Rejected" (9 min.) (Animated, USA) The latest from the prolific alumni of Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. A fictional collision between art, commercial culture and madness. Paulo Machline’s "Una Historia De Futebol" ("History of Soccer") (21 min.) (Live-Action) The filmmaker reminisces about his youth playing soccer with the world-renowned player Pele. Florian Gallenberger’s "Quiero Ser" ("I Want To Be") (34 min.) (Winner! Live-Action, Mexico/Germany) Two orphan brothers fight about business and love in the streets of Mexico City. Michael Dudok De Wit’s "Father and Daughter" (8 min.) (Winner! Animated, UK) This BAFTA Best Animated Short award-winner is about a girl’s lifetime search for her missing father. Peter Riegert & Ericka Frederick’s "By Courier" (13 min.) (Live-Action, USA) Based upon a famous O. Henry story, this heartfelt, funny film concerns one’s couple lack of communication skills and the go-between that brings them together again. Gail Lerner & Colin Campbell’s "Seraglio" (13 min.) (Live-Action, USA) An unhappy housewife becomes an unlikely seductress as love notes begin to crowd her life. Annette & Steffan Schaffler’s "The Periwig-Maker" (15 min.) (Animated, Germany/UK) Unique-looking, sublime tale of one man’s spiritual revelation during the plague years in medieval London. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh.

Discussion to follow with filmmakers Gail Lerner & Colin Campbell (Seraglio).

*Films will not necessarily screen in the order listed above.