Thursday, February 09, 2006

Oscar®-Nominated "Shorts" Screen for Public in NYC

On Saturday, 25 February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present two public screenings of the ten Oscar-nominated films in the Animated Short and Live Action Short categories. The screenings will feature the five films from each category, providing a rare opportunity for New York moviegoers to see the nominees prior to the 78th Academy Awards® telecast on Sunday, 5 March.

The screenings will be held at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., EST, at the Academy Theater located at Lighthouse International in New York City. Film historian and television host Robert Osborne will serve as the host for both screenings. Tickets for the screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid I.D. Advanced tickets may be reserved by calling 888-778-7575. The Academy's Theater at Lighthouse International is located at 111 East 59th Street between Park and Lexington avenues. All orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following ten Oscar-nominated short films will be shown at the New York screenings:

Short Film (Animated) - - Badgered; The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation; The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello; 9; One Man Band; and

Short Film (Live Action) - - Ausreisser (The Runaway); Cashback; The Last Farm; Our Time Is Up; and Six Shooter.

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