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2015 Official Oscar®
Nominated Short Films
ANIMATED, LIVE ACTION &
DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMS

Opens Friday, January 30

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And the winners are?… Once again, the Tivoli is proud to present this nationally-touring program highlighting all of the Live Action, Animated, and Documentary Short Films that received Academy Award nominations this past year. The Oscar Nominated Short Films programs offers you the rare opportunity to experience the year’s best short films from across the globe, collected together in this special cinematic showcase. Presented in three separate programs: The always popular Animated Program and the inventive Live Action program and the provocative Documentary Program. See one, two or all three programs — you choose! A separate admission is required for each program. Also back this year, our Short Film Oscar Contest! Cast a ballot after the show for the film you think should take home the Oscar and for the film you think the Academy will pick. Guess right and if your entry is chosen among those who correctly predict the top Tivoli vote-getters and/or the Oscar winners in each short film category, you’ll win your very own TIVOLI GIFT CARD. item1c2a2e1b3b1a3a1a2d


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Diplomacy
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As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan .

In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters played by two of France’s greatest stage and screen actors André Dussollier and Niels Arestrup. While Choltitz entrenches himself behind his duty to unquestioningly obey all military orders, Nordling tries everything he can to appeal to reason and humanity and prevent the senseless destruction of the beloved ‘City of Light.’

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National Gallery
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London's National Gallery, one of the world's foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman's 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum's restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip; he attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and more welcoming to a larger cross-section of the public. But most of all, we experience the joy of spending time with the aforementioned masters as well as Vermeer and Caravaggio, Titian and Velazquez, Pissarro and Rubens, and listen to the connoisseurs who discourse upon the aesthetic, historical, religious and psychological underpinnings of these masterpieces. item1c2a2e1b3b1a3a1a2c


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Two Days, One Night
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For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one fewer employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity.item1c2a2e1b3b1a3a1a2b1


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Mr. Turner
Opens February 13


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This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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Leviathan
Opens February 27


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2015 Golden Globe Nominee - Best Foreign Film. A modern classic weaving together rich characters, witty satire, thriller elements and political bite. The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev (the acclaimed director of THE RETURN). Kolya (Alexei Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Serguei Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage.item1c2a2e1b3b1a3a1a2b


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