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Oscar-Nominated Shorts @ Film Forum

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

I watch the Academy Awards every year. For hours, I sit through all the self-congratulatory bullshit and excruciating banter and Revlon ads and unfunny jokes, just so I can yell at the TV when The Artist (arguably the most overrated movie ever made) sweeps the big categories, while Moneyball and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy get royally shafted. I fucking hate the Oscars and everything they stand for, but I also kind of love them.

If you feel the same way, then you might want to check out the Film Forum this weekend. Do you like live-action short films? Do you like animated short films? Do you like short documentaries? Well, they’re going to be showing all short subject nominees on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Here’s the full schedule.

You can watch one of the animated nominees above. It’s a charming and wonderful Simpsons short called  The Longest Daycare and it should be reason enough to consider buying a ticket to this thing.

Animated Shorts: Thursday February 21, 7:30pm
Live-Action Shorts: Friday February 22, 7:30pm
Documentary Shorts: Sunday February 24, 3pm
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Bully @ Film Forum

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

This looks like the poster for Crank: High Voltage

All weekend, the Saratoga Film Forum will be screening Bully, a 2011 documentary about the bullying epidemic in America.

Bully follows five kids and their families over the course of a school year, including two families who have lost children to suicide, and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been imprisoned after bringing a gun on her school bus. Bully provides an intimate and disturbing glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias, and principals’ offices, offering insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children.

Each night, a discussion will follow the film, with panelists such as District Attorney James Murphy, Skidmore Sociology Professor Mark Brueggemann, activists, and local Saratoga schoolchildren offering their own insights on bullying.

So don’t be a nerd. Go see Bully or I’ll pound your fat face in, four-eyes.

Thursday October 11, 7:30pm
Friday October 12, 7:30pm
Sunday October 14, 7pm 
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