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Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts

Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (2013)

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Inocente - (directors: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix, USA) An intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist's fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of

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Trials and tribulations in myriad forms are at the center of all five Oscar-nominated documentary short films this year.

February 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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If you come to have your eyes opened to tales of human suffering and resilience, you stand to get more than your money's worth.

February 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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The documentary program is almost entirely devoted to well-intentioned presentations of bad news about the world.

February 10, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Unfortunately, this year's nonfiction crop largely underlines the limitations of movies with big subjects but compact running times.

February 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Prepare for an emotional workout

February 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

My personal pick of the five goes to the 10-years-in-the-making "King's Point" about a retirement village where one of filmmaker Sari Gilman's grandparents resided.

January 31, 2013 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

These are certainly important topics worthy of our attention. Keeping that attention, however, is another matter with uneven results.

February 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

The films in this program contain some of the most powerful images to be seen on the screen this year.

February 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

The five nominees for an Oscar this year for Best Documentary Short all deal with weighty issues - homelessness, illness, old age. But they all do so on a very human level, eye to eye with the viewer.

March 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

This year's Oscar-nominated documentary short films (shown theatrically in two separate programs) lack the journalistic integrity one would expect in this category.

February 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

This impressive showcase of cinematic treasures all have in common the amazing way that a complete story arc comes to fruition in a brief amount of time. The clear-cut favorite is "Strangers No More" in this category.

February 12, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
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