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How to see Academy Award-nominated short films

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 1:34 p.m.

For the 27th time, the Wichita Public Library will host screenings of Academy Award-nominated short films in animated, live action and documentary categories.

The films are unrated and may not be suitable for all audiences. All screenings are free.

Here’s the schedule and locations:

All categories

• 10 a.m. Saturday, Warren Theatre (west), 9150 W. 21st St.

• 10 a.m. Feb. 23, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway

Animated and live action shorts

• 1 p.m. Sunday, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian

• Noon Wednesday, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas

• 1 p.m. Feb. 22, Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library, 3051 E. 21st

Animated only

• 5 p.m. Tuesday, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer

Documentaries only

• 4 p.m. Thursday, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th St.

The nominees

ANIMATED

“Adam and Dog” — In the Garden of Eden, a dog discovers a human named Adam.

“Fresh Guacamole” — Familiar objects are transformed into fresh guacamole.

“Head over Heels” — After many years of marriage, a couple tries to reignite their old romance.

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’” — Baby Maggie (from TV’s “The Simpsons”) longs to be grouped with the gifted children in daycare.

“Paperman” — An urban office worker finds that paper airplanes are instrumental in meeting a girl in ways he never expected.

LIVE ACTION

“Asad” — A boy from a poor Somali village must decide between piracy and life as a fisherman.

“The Buzkashi Boys” — Two boys in Afghanistan, a blacksmith’s son and an orphan living on the streets, dream of winning a popular and fierce polo match.

“Curfew” — A young man on the verge of committing suicide receives a call from his sister asking him to babysit his niece.

“Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” — A soldier attempts to ransom his soul from Death and return to the girl he loves.

“Henry” — An elderly pianist discovers his wife is missing and must unravel his memories to figure out where she is.

DOCUMENTARY

“Inocente” — A homeless, illegal immigrant clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

“Kings Point” — Over the course of a decade, five senior citizens living in a retirement community face loss, illness and an increasing sense of isolation in their lives.

“Mondays at Racine” — On the third Monday of every month, a pair of Long Island sisters open their beauty salon to women undergoing chemotherapy

“Open Heart” — Eight Rwandan children with serious heart disease travel to the Salam Centre in Sudan for treatment.

“Redemption” — In New York City, individuals known as canners survive by collecting cans and bottles and redeeming them for money.

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