Watch Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films at Music Box This Weekend

By Serena Dai on February 1, 2013 10:59am 

  Open Heart  is one of the short documentaries nominated for an Oscar that Music Box Theatre will screen this week.
Open Heart  is one of the short documentaries nominated for an Oscar that Music Box Theatre will screen this week.
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LAKEVIEW — Looking to be the smartest film nerd at the office for the Oscars?

Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., is showing nominated films this weekend from one of the least-popularized categories: short documentary film. The co-director of last year's Oscar winner in the category, Daniel Jung of Saving Face, will be hosting the program.

The film topics range from a hair salon with a special free day for women undergoing chemotherapy to the story of eight Rwandan children with serious heart disease. 

The screenings start Friday afternoon and last through next Thursday, Feb. 7. One program includes three films, all less than an hour long, and the other includes two films. Tickets are sold at the door for $9.25.

So prep up—the Oscars are just a few weeks away on Feb. 24. 

The films:

Program A: 

King’s PointOver the course of a decade, five senior citizens living in the Kings Point retirement community face loss, illness and an increasing sense of isolation in their lives.

Mondays at RacineOn the third Monday of every month, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open their Long Island beauty salon to women undergoing chemotherapy.

InocenteFifteen-year-old Inocente, a homeless, undocumented immigrant, clings to her determination to become an artist in the face of a bleak future.

Program B:

Redemption: In New York City, individuals known as canners survive by collecting cans and bottles from trash and recycling bins and redeeming them for money.

Open HeartEight Rwandan children with serious heart disease travel to the Salam Centre in Sudan for treatment.

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