2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary A

Opens Friday, January 31
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1hr 37mins // directed by:Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed, Sara Ishaq, Jason Cohen

The Coolidge is proud to present the Oscar Shorts Film Festival showcasing the 2014 nominees in the Documentary category.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014 program offers viewers the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase courtesy of Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

Program A


The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed, Canada/USA/UK - English, 39 min.) - At 109, Alice Herz Sommer is the world's oldest pianist…and its oldest Holocaust survivor. At the heart of her remarkable story of courage and endurance is her passion for music.

Karama Has No Walls (Sara Ishaq, UAE/UK/Yemen – Arabic, 26 min.) - When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead and inspired widespread sympathy throughout the country.

Facing Fear (Jason Cohen, USA/English, 26 min.) - As a gay 13-year-old, Matthew Boger endured a savage beating at the hands of a group of neo-Nazis. Twenty-five years later, he meets one of them again by chance.