**Official logo taken directly from the Michigan Theater website
What: Showcases of all the 2023 Oscar-nominated short films in the live action category put on by the Michigan Theater. There are also showcases for the animation and documentary categories.
When: I am going tomorrow at 8:15 pm, but there are showtimes all throughout next week. The next three showings are:
- Monday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
- Tuesday, February 21st at 4:45 pm
- Saturday February 25th at 6:45 pm
Tickets: $8.50 for students with a valid ID; Adults $10.50
The yearly tradition of showcasing Oscar nominated short films in animation, live action, and documentary is completely unique because viewers are treated to a compilation of the best short films of the year in a multitude of languages, cultures, themes, and art forms. In the live action category, short films like “Ivalu,” where a woman desperately searches for her missing sister in Greenland, “An Irish Goodbye,” where viewers are treated to a heartfelt depiction of brotherly affection following their mother’s death, and “The Red Suitcase,” where an Iranian teenager confronts tension and fear in a new world, are charming, entertaining, and eccentric. Short films are an incredible genre because they are more accessible to amateur filmmakers just getting their start, but can also concisely and beautifully express a message that would be bogged down in a larger film. I highly recommend viewers catch this once-a-year exhibition before it’s too late.