Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts
Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (2013)

Inocente - (directors: Sean Fine and Andrea Nix, USA) An intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist's fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 1, 2013
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Trials and tribulations in myriad forms are at the center of all five Oscar-nominated documentary short films this year.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The documentary program is almost entirely devoted to well-intentioned presentations of bad news about the world.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

My personal pick of the five goes to the 10-years-in-the-making "King's Point" about a retirement village where one of filmmaker Sari Gilman's grandparents resided.

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Andrew O'Hehir

As unreliable as the Academy Awards may be at every possible level, it's a relief to encounter the 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts ...

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Tim Grierson
Village Voice

Unfortunately, this year's nonfiction crop largely underlines the limitations of movies with big subjects but compact running times.

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

These are certainly important topics worthy of our attention. Keeping that attention, however, is another matter with uneven results.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

If you come to have your eyes opened to tales of human suffering and resilience, you stand to get more than your money's worth.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Prepare for an emotional workout

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The films in this program contain some of the most powerful images to be seen on the screen this year.

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