Synopsis & Film Details
A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Academy Award-nominated Shorts
- Saturday, April 19, 2008
- 8 p.m.
- The Tower Theatre
- 815 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno [map]
EVEN PIGEONS GO TO HEAVEN
France, Oscar Nominees: Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse
9 minutes, French w/ English subtitles, CGI
A priest tries to sell an old man a machine that he promises will transport him to heaven.
Belgium, Oscar Nominees: Guido Thys and Anja Daelemans
13 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A man who must learn to dance the tango in two weeks asks an office colleague for help.
PETER & THE WOLF
United Kingdom & Poland, Oscar Nominees: Suzie Templeton and Hugh Welchman
27 minutes, Silent
A young boy and his animal friends face a hungry wolf in Prokofiev’s classic musical piece.
IL SUPPLENTE (THE SUBSTITUTE)
Italy, Oscar Nominee: Andrea Jublin
17 minutes, Italian w/ English subtitles
The arrival of an unusual newcomer galvanizes the students in a high school classroom.
I MET THE WALRUS
Canada, Oscar Nominee: Josh Raskin
5 minutes, English, 2D Animation
In 1969, fourteen-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room with his tape recorder and persuaded him to do an interview.
LE MOZART DES PICKPOCKETS (THE MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS)
France, Oscar Nominee: Philippe Pollet-Villard
31 minutes, French w/ English subtitles
A pair of unlucky thieves find their fortunes have changed when they take in a deaf homeless boy.
Part of the 4th Fresno Film Festival (2008).