WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE
cordially invites you to
CINEMA SOCIAL: OSCAR SHORTS NIGHT 2019! 

THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY

5:30 – 7:20PM
HAPPY HOUR @ HARD ROCK CAFE
999 E St NW, WDC 20004 / MAP
Oval Reception Rm (upstairs)

7:20PM Films Begin
LANDMARK E ST. CINEMA
555 11th St NW (Enter E Street btwn 10th & 11th) DC 20004  / MAP

Join other FILM LOVERS on VALENTINE’S DAY to MIX and MINGLE at the HARD ROCK CAFE. Then join for the SHORTS (Live Action) at E ST!

FILM LINEUP

DETAINMENT

DETAINMENT
Dir. Vincent Lambe | Ireland | 30 min

Two ten year-old boys are detained by police.  A true story based on interview transcripts from a case which shocked the world and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.

FAUVRE

FAUVE
Dir. Jeremy Comte | Canada | 17 min

Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Alone in the wild the two boys play around. Complicity evolves into a confrontation where one wants to have power over the other. Taking proportions larger than nature, this game will not prove as harmless as they thought.

 

MADRE

MADRE
Dir. Rodrigo Sorogoyen | Spain | 19 min

A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country.

MARGUERITE

MARGUERITE
Dir. Marianne Farley | Canada | 19 min

An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
 

SKIN

SKIN
Dir. Guy Nattiv | USA | 20 min

A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

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John Hanshaw

John Hanshaw

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.