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Movies for Change-2017 Oscar nominated Shorts
April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$5 at the door
Joe’s Violin -Director Kahane Cooperman, 24 minutes: During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.
Extremis -Director Dan Krauss, 24 minutes: At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking, decisions.
4.1 Miles -Daphne Matziaraki, 22 minutes: Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.
Produced in partnership with the Okotoks Film Festival.