Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 20th at 7:10p for 2011 Oscar Live Action Shorts at the Coolidge Corner Theatre . Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short! Program includes: The Confession (UK), the story of a quiet and sincere 9-year-old boy who is worried about making his first confession; The Crush (Ireland), the story of an 8-year-old schoolboy, in love with his Second Class teacher, who challenges her boyfriend to a duel-to the death; God of Love (USA), in which a lounge-singing darts champion finds his prayers are answered-literally-when he receives a mysterious package of passion-inducing darts; Wish 143 (UK), the story of a 15-year-old boy with only months to live who asks for one wish from the Dreamscape Charity: an hour alone with a naked woman; and Na Wewe (Belgium), which relates a sadly frequent episode of Burundi’s fratricidal conflict in the 1990s: the attack by rebels of a minivan carrying ordinary citizens. With emotion, suspense and humor it exposes the absurdity of ethnic and racial strife.