2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary (2017)

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A look at the 2017 Oscar nominated short films in the category of documentary.

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For film fans catching up with the nominees in cinemas or on-demand at home, the program makes for a downbeat but illuminating 2 1/2-hour marathon.

Feb 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Variety
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The strongest entry this year is Orlando von Einsiedel's British short The White Helmets.

Feb 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Arresting, often impassioned and technically deft proof that a film doesn't have to drone on for an hour and a half to qualify as art.

Feb 10, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Like the nominees in the feature-length best documentary category, the five films in this group demonstrate a commitment to both relevance and experimentation.

Feb 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The documentaries tread typically heavy ground.

Feb 9, 2017 | Full Review…

This year's short documentaries are not lighthearted, but tell vital human stories about resistance in the face of suffering.

Feb 9, 2017 | Full Review…
indieWire
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