For over a decade, the Pageant Theater has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences in Chico. These exclusive programs feature the year’s most spectacular short films in the Live Action and Animation categories big screen. The 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters for a limited giving you the opportunity to see the nominated short films on the big screen before the Oscar Awards ceremony on March 4th.
Note on ratings: Animation would be rated PG (Most of the shorts would be G rated, but one film has some disturbing imagery that could be upsetting to younger viewers. Kids eight and over should be fine). Live Action would be rated R forviolence and some language.
WINNER! BEST FOREIGN FILM - GOLDEN GLOBES
Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind numbing search for the perpetrators and reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. Danilo, a lawyer and Nuri’s best friend, represents Katja in the eventual trial against the two suspects: a young couple from the neo-Nazi scene. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her: she wants justice.
Fatih Akin's (Head On) masterful terrorist thriller is anchored by Diane Kruger's incendiary, fierce Cannes-award-winning performance as a grieving and vengeful widow. A standout film that finds ways to challenge and surprise us with its imely, soul-searching power. IN THE FADE asks questions about grief and justice that resonate with these perilous times, all the more so in light of recent events the world over.