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Oscar Nominated Short Films
Friday, February 23 at 3 pm & 7:30 pm
Discussion to Follow 
Documentary Shorts at 3 pM
 Live Action Shorts at 7:30 PM
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

Join us as we celebrate the special release of the year's most spectacular short films, available to watch on the big screen for a short time shortly after the 2024 Oscar nominations are announced. The Oscar nominees represent the absolute leading edge of what is the world's very best in short film and the true future of filmmaking. Find out what these Oscar-nominated short films can teach us about great storytelling. 

Tickets: $15 / $25 for Both

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The Taste of Things DrAMA
directed
 by  ​Tran Anh Hung
Discussion to Follow 
Playing Friday, March 1st at 7:30 pm
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugénie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugénie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.
 
French entry for Best International Feature at the 96th Academy Awards. Offucial selection: 2023 Cannes International Film Festival.
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Io Capitano DrAMA
directed
 by  ​MattEO GARRONE
Discussion to Follow 
Playing Sun., March 17 at 4:00 pm
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

Oscar Nomination for Best International Feature (Italy)

 

A “reverse shot” of the immigration experience which unfurls an epic, cinematographically magnificent odyssey from West Africa to Italy. The story is told through the mind’s eye and experiences of two Senegalese teenagers living in Dakar who yearn for a brighter future in Europe. Yet between their dreams and reality lies a treacherous journey through a labyrinth of checkpoints, the scorched Saharan desert a fetid North African prison and the vast waters of the Mediterranean where thousands have died packed inside vessels barely fit for passage.

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Call Me Dancer Documentary
directed by  Pip Gilmour
Discussion to Follow 
Playing Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

Astonishing! It’s the classic underdog story… touching… lustrous imagery.”
- Matthew Carey, Deadline

A story of perseverance, passion, culture, and an unlikely friendship. It follows Manish Chauhan, a street dancer from Mumbai, whose working-class parents depend on their only son's support. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a brilliant but curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within him. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him.

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The Sitting Duck /
La Syndicaliste
DRAMA
directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Discussion to Follow 
Coming Soon 
Madison Community Arts Center
10 Kings Road, Madison

An investigative thriller set in the world of nuclear power and corrupt politics, La Syndicaliste follows the true story of Maureen Kearney (Isabelle Huppert), the influential head union representative of a French multinational nuclear powerhouse. A deft navigator of elite political and financial circles, Maureen becomes a whistleblower when she discovers international backroom dealings, exposing secrets that shook the French nuclear sector. Fighting against government ministers and industry leaders, Maureen worked tirelessly to bring the scandal to light and defend thousands of jobs until she was violently sexually assaulted in her own home, seemingly targeted for her attempts to reveal the truth. As her attack is investigated, new elements create doubt in the minds of detectives and lawyers, and they begin to see Maureen not as a victim, but as a suspect. Surrounded by powerful enemies and unable to trust anyone, Maureen must fight to clear her name.       

Official Selection: Venice International Film Festival

Past Screenings at the Film Society of Summit

 

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