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Trenton Film Society presents Oscar-nominated shorts


originally published: 03/03/2022

(TRENTON, NJ) — The Trenton Film Society is back at the Mill Hill Playhouse, bringing you in-person screenings of the Oscar-nominated shorts of 2022, across documentary, live-action and animation categories. the New York Times the reviewer remarked that “this year’s shorts are an eclectic bunch”; don’t miss! Unlike last year, the screenings are not virtual but live! Since we are back in person, all attendees must show ID and proof of vaccination to be admitted, and everyone must wear a face mask. all times.

The Mill Hill Playhouse has just updated its ventilation system. This system has ultraviolet light filtration. UV-C light irradiates the inside of the coil and air handler, killing mold, bacteria and viruses. You will now be able to leave your home to enjoy a few films in the company of other filmmakers, just like in the good old days!

Tickets are available through the TFS website. Tickets are $20 for the full 160-minute documentary program. The documentaries will screen Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. and will include a short intermission with complimentary drinks and snacks. For live action and animated programs, ticket prices are $12 per program, with all screenings on Saturday, March 26. Live Shorts will air at 12:00 p.m., Animated Shorts at 2:30 p.m., and Live Shorts. again at 5:30 p.m. There is a special price of $20 for a combined animated and live action double feature, either noon and 2:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The live action program lasts 121 minutes and the animation lasts 96 minutes. Unlike previous years, the entertainment program is DO NOT suitable for children. Animation and live-action programs are rated R. Documentary programming is rated PG-13.

Documentary films always revolve around social issues, stories of adversity and perseverance, and the fascinating lives of those whose stories go untold. This year is no different. Shorts in this category take us on a journey. Audible is a coming-of-age film that follows Amaree McKenstry and her Maryland High School football teammates for the Deaf as they come to terms with their disabilities and resist discrimination. When we were bullies dives into a bullying incident that happened 50 years ago at the filmmaker’s elementary school. Three songs for Benizar highlights the experience of Afghans today who live, love and seek space for themselves in a context of constant instability. drive me home is an immersive film told from multiple angles and gives audiences a rare and in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today. The queen of basketball tells the story of Lucy Harris, one of the greatest living basketball players. The documentary program is rated PG-13 and is 160 minutes long.

The Live-Action category features films from all over the world, including Denmark, Poland, the UK, Switzerland and even one from our corner of the country, the United States. In my thoughts follows Henrik who wants to sing a song for his wife, but it’s a matter of life, death and karaoke. In Please wait, Mateo, 20, is arrested by a police drone without explanation. To get out alive, he will have to face the labyrinthine and computerized bureaucracy of privatized American justice, in search of a real human being capable of redressing the situation. The dress follows the quest of Julia, a small person, to satisfy her deepest desires for lust, sexuality and physicality. It is only when she meets a trucker that she has an object for her fantasies. The long goodbye, When invaders arrive on the doorstep of a South Indian family in England during wedding preparations, the result is a devastating, visceral cinematic feat and a poignant, poetic cry from the heart. Ala Kachuu—Take and Run follows 19-year-old Sezim, who is kidnapped and forced into marriage. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately searches for a way out. The Live-Action program is rated R and lasts 121 minutes.

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Animated shorts are always a crowd favorite, but this year the shorts are very different. They have themes of nudity, sex, extreme violence, bestiality and disturbing images, do not suitable for children. The only exception, Robin Robin, tells the story of a little bird with a big heart. After being adopted by a group of burglar mice, Robin embarks on a journey to prove herself worthy of her family, but can she discover and learn to love who she really is, delight her family, and earn her wings in the process ? In BoxBallet, a delicate ballerina meets a strong boxer. They have very different lives and worldviews, but will they be brave enough to embrace their feelings? Can two fragile souls hold on despite the cruelty of the world? art business follows Beryl, a 59-year-old factory worker obsessed with drawing and determined to become a hyper-futuristic artist, and we see that obsession is ingrained in the family’s DNA. bestie, inspired by real events, follows the life of a secret police agent under the military dictatorship in Chile and explores the relationship between his dog, his body, his fears and his frustrations. In The wiper, a man asks a question in a cafe, “What is love?” The film contains a collection of vignettes and situations that will lead the man to the desired conclusion. The animated program is rated R and will run for 96 minutes. (There will be a 30-second warning title card just before the movies, so if you can choose, you can have time to leave the theater.)

Mill Hill Playhouse is located at 205 East Front Street in Trenton, New Jersey.

The Trenton Film Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, educate and engage the diverse Greater Trenton, New Jersey area through film. They bring together filmmakers, film professionals and area residents of all ages and cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to better understand cinema, explore the issues and perspectives of a variety of films – from local to internationally – and build an appreciation for the cinematic arts.

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