Friday, February 13, 2015

See Ten Oscar Nominated Films at the DIA

The Oscars are just over a week away and, if you're anything like me, you probably haven't seen half of the films that are nominated. Some of them you may not have seen yet because you have no interest, others because you simply can't justify dishing out $10-$15 per movie. Well, there are also some films that are nominated for Oscars that you can't just head to your neighborhood theater to see. One of the categories that you probably haven't seen one film from is the Short Films, but don't worry, the DIA has you covered.

All this weekend as well as on Wednesday and Thursday, February 18th and 19th, the DIA is showing all of the Academy Award Nominated Short Films. Within the Short Film category there are animated and live action films. The DIA will be showing the films from both categories, with a short intermission between the two subcategories. This year's Animated Short Film Nominees are The Bigger Picture, The Dam Keeper, Feast, Me & My Moulton, and A Single Life. The list of Live Action Short Film Nominees includes Aya, Boogaloo and Graham, Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Parvaneh, and The Phone Call. To read a description of each of these films, click here.

Admission to see all 10 films is only $8.50 or $6.50 for students, seniors and DIA members. You can purchase your tickets at the box office or online here. The entire run time for the evening (including intermission) is 3 and 1/2 hours. Showtimes for this week are Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday there are two showings, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 6 p.m.

The DIA Film Theatre is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue in Detroit. For more information on this event, click here.


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