2024 Oscar Live Action Shorts
Suggested audience recommendation: Rated R. Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide.
A perennial favorite at Amherst Cinema, come experience the complete roster of short films nominated at the 96th Academy Awards.
dir. Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham | UK | 14 min
A grieving rideshare driver picks up a passenger who helps him confront the past.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
dir. Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane | USA | 23 min
Rachel (Brittany Snow) is a single parent living paycheck to paycheck. When an unexpected pregnancy threatens to unravel her already precarious position, she's forced to cross state lines in search of an abortion. As Rachel contemplates the series of events that necessitated this journey and the obstacles placed in her path, we learn a heartbreaking truth that means her life will never be the same again.
KNIGHT OF FORTUNE
dir. Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk | Denmark | 25 min | Swedish & Danish w/subs
Karl arrives at a chapel to say goodbye to his recently deceased wife, but he cannot bring himself to open the casket and acknowledge his loss.
dir. Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron | Canada | 29 min | French w/subs
Inspired by a true story, Invincible recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HENRY SUGAR
dir. Wes Anderson and Steven Rales | USA/UK | 37 min
Henry Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch), a wealthy man, decides to take on an extraordinary challenge—he wants to master an extraordinary skill in order to cheat at gambling games. Also starring Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade.