OL:M to Screen Oscar-Nominated Short Films on 2/21 & 2/22


In what has a become a February rite of passage in the Bluff City, this month On Location: MEMPHIS (OL:M) will screen Oscar-nominated short films at Malco Studio on the Square in Memphis’ Midtown district the week before the Academy Awards. The following week, OL:M will host an Oscar night watch party at the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis downtown.

This year’s two-day short films affair, presented in conjunction with Magnolia Pictures and Shorts HD, is slated for Sunday, February 21, and Monday, February 22. Admission is $10 per person for each program. Tickets are available via the On Location: MEMPHIS website, on TicketLeap.com or at the Studio on the Square door. Partners in presenting include RS Financial and Cynthia Scales from Allstate Insurance.

SHORTSHD_2016_OSCAR_POSTER_USA_500PX_HIGHAttendees also have the option of making a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis as part of their purchase, while a portion of all ticket sales from the screenings will be donated to the charity on behalf of OL:M.

“It’s always a treat to bring the Oscar shorts to the knowledgeable and loyal Memphis filmgoers, who may not have the opportunity to see these unique works anywhere else,” said OL:M president, Angela Green. “It’s also important for us to give back to the city. We’re thrilled to partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis as part of our philanthropic efforts.”
At 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, Documentary Shorts kick off the film event with: Body Team 12; A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness;  Last Day of Freedom; Chau, beyond the Lines; and Claude Lanzman: Spectres of the Shoah.

The always popular Animated Shorts will follow on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. This year’s nominees are made up of five films from four countries. The titles are: Sanjay’s Super Team; World of Tomorrow;  Bear Story; We Can’t Live without Cosmos; and Prologue. Four additional films round out the program.
The following evening, Monday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m., the  festivities conclude with the screening of this year’s Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts. The nominees are: Ave Maria; Shok; Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut); Stutterer; and Day One.

One week after the shorts screenings, On Location: MEMPHIS will host an Oscar watch party during the 88th Academy Awards. It is scheduled for the Hard Rock Cafe Memphis on historic Beale Street. A variety of activities and promotions are scheduled through the show, which will air on the evening of Sunday, February 28. Attendees may become an Oscar-night winner based on correctly choosing award recipients during the previous week’s shorts screenings. A portion of all sales receipts from the evening will also go to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis.

For more information about On Location: MEMPHIS, visit www.onlocationmemphis.org.

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