2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A

Opens Friday, February 10
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1hr 12mins // directed by:Dan Krauss, Daphne Matziaraki, Kahane Cooperman, Raphaela Neihausen // featuring:// digital // HI

The Coolidge is proud to present the Oscar Shorts showcasing the 2017 nominees in the Documentary category.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017 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. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 26.

Program A

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 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 – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 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.

Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, Raphaela Neihausen, USA, 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.



"[The Oscar-nominated documentary shorts] confront some of the gravest and most urgent issues facing the world today." – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe