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02/13/2018 - 02/20/2018

Oscar Shorts: Documentary (Collection A)

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3 shorts presented over 102 minutes

$14 (includes box office fees)



This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to see on the big screen.

The 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be presented at 3Below starting February 13 giving you the opportunity to see the shorts before the Oscar Awards ceremony telecast on March 4th. We’ll even have Ballots for you at the theater so you can track which films you think will take home the Oscar.

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The Documentary Shorts

Collection A:

Traffic Stop

Director: Kate Davis

Producer: David Heilbroner

Synopsis: This HBO Documentary film tells the story of Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American schoolteacher from Austin, TX who was stopped for a routine traffic violation that escalates into a harrowing arrest. As captured on several squad-car dashcams, King is seen pulled from her car by the arresting officer, who repeatedly throws her to the ground before handcuffing her. En route to jail in a squad car she engages in a revealing conversation with another officer about race and law enforcement in America.
The documentary juxtaposes raw footage of the incident with scenes from King’s everyday routines, offering a vivid portrait of a woman whose life is turned upside down by a traumatic arrest.

Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 – Frank Stiefel, USA

Director: Frank Stiefel

Producer: Frank Stiefel

Synopsis: This is a portrait of a brilliant 56 year old artist who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Her body of raw, emotional work reveals a lifetime of depression and mental disorder. Mindy Alper has suffered through electro shock therapy, multiple commitments to mental institutions and a 10-year period without speech. Her only consistent means of communicating has been to channel her hyper self-awareness into drawings and sculpture of powerful psychological clarity that eloquently express her emotional state. Through an examination of her work, interviews, reenactments, the building of an eight and a half foot papier-mache’ bust of her beloved psychiatrist, we learn how she has emerged from a life of darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust and support.

Edith + Eddie

Director: Laura Checkoway

Producers: Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright

Synopsis: Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Director’s Biography: Laura Checkoway’s EDITH+EDDIE has won numerous awards including the IDA Documentary Awards Best Short 2017. The film is executive produced by Steve James and Cher. Her award-winning debut film “LUCKY” (also executive produced by Steve James) screened at festivals across the globe and premiered on television in 2014. With a background in journalism, Laura penned revealing profiles and investigative features for numerous publications and has co-authored acclaimed celebrity autobiographies.

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