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Ryder Film Series to show Oscar nominated short films

<p>A sign for the Oscar Shorts Film Festival hangs Jan. 26 outside Buskirk-Chumley Theater on 114 East Kirkwood Avenue. The film festival will premiere Feb.  2. </p>

A sign for the Oscar Shorts Film Festival hangs Jan. 26 outside Buskirk-Chumley Theater on 114 East Kirkwood Avenue. The film festival will premiere Feb. 2.

Bloomington’s Ryder Film Series will be screening ten Academy Award nominated short films for three consecutive weekends Jan. 31 through Feb. 16 at various locations around Bloomington. 

The shorts feature live action, documentary and animated films.  Viewers can watch films at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the IU Fine Arts Theater, the IU Global Theater and Bear’s Place. Audience members can vote for their favorite films and have the opportunity to win a free ticket for a future film if they choose a winner. Winners will be entered in a raffle to win dinner for two at a local restaurant. 

Peter LoPilato, owner and publisher of the Ryder Film Series, said that creative choices in Hollywood films are the products of not just directors, but lawyers, accountants and mathematicians. They are tailored to appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

Short films, however, are the product of just one or two filmmakers.

“The are much more personal and intimate,” LoPilato said in an email. “Short films have all of the passion, scope and resonance of a feature length film."

The Ryder Film Series specializes in presenting international, independent and classic American films, according to its website. It organizes the Academy Award nominated short film festival every February.

Tickets for individual films at the Buskirk-Chumley can be purchased ahead of time for $8, or $10 the day of the event, according to the Buskirk-Chumley website. Oscar Festival Passes, which allow admissions to each different program, including animation, live action and the two documentaries, can also be purchased for $12 on the Buskirk-Chumley website, Bear’s Place or at an on-campus screening. Passes purchased at the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office can be used to attend any screening on campus as well as the Buskirk-Chumley. 

If you purchase your pass at Bear’s Place, however, or at an on-campus screening, you cannot use it at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Viewers will only be allowed to watch films at the Buskirk-Chumley if tickets are purchased at the Buskirk-Chumley Box office.

SHOWTIMES:

Jan. 31 

Animation: IU Fine Arts Theater  – 7 p.m.

Live Action: IU Global Theater  – 7:45 p.m.

Feb. 1 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

Animation: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Live Action: 7 p.m.

Documentary Program 1: 4 p.m.

Documentary Program 2: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 2 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Animation: 2 p.m.

Live Action: 4 p.m.

Gauguin: Live from the National Gallery, London: 7 p.m.

Feb 2. at Bear’s Place

Documentary Program 1: 5:15 p.m.

Documentary Program 2: 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

Animation: 6:45 p.m.

Live Action: 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

Animation: 5 p.m. 

Live Action: 7 p.m.

Documentary Program 1:  4 p.m.

Documentary Program 2: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 at Bear’s Place

Animation: 3 p.m.

Live Action: 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

Animation: 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 at the IU Global Theater

Live Action: 7:45 p.m.

Feb. 15 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

Animation: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Live Action: 7 p.m. 

Documentary Program 1: 4 p.m.

Documentary Program 2: 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 at Bear’s Place

Animation: 3:15 p.m.

Live Action: 5 p.m.

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