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Trenton Film Society Oscar Shorts Weekend

Our ever popular screening of Oscar-nominated documentary, live action, and animated short films in the run-up to the Sunday, March 4 Oscar awards ceremony! Trenton Film Society SATURDAY MARCH 3, 4:30 pm – Live Action DeKalb Elementary (dir. Reed Van Dyk, US, 21min) Inspired by an actual 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia. The Eleven O’Clock (dir. Derin Seale, writer Josh Lawson, Australia, 13min) The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control. My Nephew Emmett (dir. Kevin Wilson, Jr., US, 20min) At 2:30AM on August 28, 1955 in the most racially divided state in the country, 64 year-old Mose Wright tries to protect his 14 year-old nephew Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood. Based on the true story of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till. The Silent Child (dir. Chris Overton, writer Rachel Shenton, UK, 20min) The Silent Child centers around a profoundly deaf four year-old girl named Libby who is born into a middle-class family and lives in a world of silence until a caring social worker teaches her the gift of communication. Watu Wote: All of Us (dir. Katja Benrath, Germany, 22min) For a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.

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