The Academy Awards are still three weeks away, but for the next week you have a chance to see a category of films that are normally hard to track down: The shorts.
The Grand Cinema, Tacoma’s art house theater, has scheduled showings of the three categories of Oscar-nominated shorts through Thursday.
“I like them because they are all obviously really good and varied,” Grand director Philip Cowan said.
The animation and live-action shorts groups will run daily. The documentaries screen only twice on Tuesday.
Starting Feb. 13, The Grand will be bringing back most of the Oscar-nominated features in a daily rotation through Feb. 19.
Animation Shorts: 1:30 p.m. Friday (1 hour, 22 minutes total). Repeats daily through Thursday. Check website for times.
“Me and My Moulton” (Torill Kove) — 14 minutes/Canada/English
“Feast” (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) — 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
“The Bigger Picture” (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) — 7 minutes/UK/English
“A Single Life” (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) — 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue
“The Dam Keeper” (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) — 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
Live Action Shorts: 5:55 p.m. Friday, (2 hours total). Repeats daily through Thursday. Check website for times.
“Parvaneh” (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) — Switzerland/Dari and German
“Boogaloo and Graham” (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) — UK/English
“Aya” (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) — Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish
“The Phone Call” (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) — UK/English
“Butter Lamp” (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) — France and China/Tibetan
Documentary shorts: 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. Tuesday only (2 hours, 40 minutes total).
“Joanna” (Aneta Kopacz) —Poland/Polish
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” (Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry) — USA/English
“Our Curse” (Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki) — Poland/Polish
“White Earth” (J. Christian Jensen) — USA/English and Spanish
“The Reaper” (Gabriel Serra Arguello) — Mexico/Spanish