Ryder Film Series to show Oscar-nominated shorts


"Mr. Hublot" is one of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Short Animation Film. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

The Ryder Film Series will screen several Oscar-nominated short films this weekend and next week before this year’s Academy Awards telecast on March 2.

Screenings will take place at the IU Fine Arts Theater, Woodburn Hall, Bear’s Place, the Back Door and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

The films that will be shown come from the Animation Short, Live Action Short and Documentary Short Subject categories.

For a list of screening times and locations, visit the Here is a selection of films in each category that will be shown.

A young feral boy is found in the woods and tries to adapt to civilized society.

“Get a Horse!”
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow enjoy a wagon ride until an enemy shows up to run them off the road.

“Room on the Broom”
A witch and her cat take a ride on her broomstick and invite others to join them along the way.

Live Action
“Just Before Losing Everything”
A woman and her children take refuge in a store after leaving her abusive husband.

A hospital employee tells a dying young boy about a magical place where children can go after they die.

“Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?”
A woman tries to ready her family for a wedding, but runs into problems along the way.

“Facing Fear”
A man encounters a neo-Nazi who attacked him 25 years earlier as a child.

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life”
Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor at 109-years-old, shares the story of her life.

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days Of Private Jack Hall”
Jack Hall, a terminally ill prisoner, is cared for by fellow prisoners in a maximum security prison.

— Rachel Osman

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