Film: Oscar Shorts 2012

Cincinnati World Cinema treats local cineastes to aprogram featuring this year’s Oscar Shorts along with a bonus — God and Vodka — that marries romance andlonging in equal measure with the s

Cincinnati World Cinema treats local cineastes to a program featuring this year’s Oscar Shorts along with a bonus — God and Vodka — that marries romance and longing in equal measure with the staying power many of Hollywood’s dramatic features can only dream of achieving in three times the narrative length. Shorts, in their purest form, are visual tone poems addressed to the imagination. To only see the winners (Live Action: The Shore; Animated: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore) would entail missing out on the Groundhog’s Day-inspired zaniness of Time Freak and the simple and fluid painterly grace found in many of the animated cells. The 2012 Oscar-nominated Short Films will run in two program units on March 10 and 11. For more information, visit www.cincyworldcinema.org.

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