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2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts at the Egyptian Theatre

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents the 2018 Oscar-nominated animated shorts including two French shorts:

"Garden Party" by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

In "Garden Party", a luxurious villa and its grounds have become home to amorous, hungry and accident-prone frogs and toads. While they enjoy the bounties on offer, including caviar and macaroons, the amphibians uncover the whereabouts of the villa's owner.


"Negative Space" by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

"Negative Space" is a story of a father and a son. Even though Sam's father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.


See all of the Oscar-nominated animated shorts at the Egyptian Theatre: “Dear Basketball” (USA, 5 min. Dir. Glen Keane), “Negative Space” (France, 5 min. Dirs. Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata), “Lou” (USA, 7 min. Dir. Dave Mullins), “Revolting Rhymes” (UK, 29 min. Dirs. Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer), and “Garden Party” (France, 7 min. Dirs. Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon).  Distributed by Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures.

Click here for details.

More info here on the 2018 Oscar Season at the American Cinematheque program.

Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Feb 28, 2018 • 10:00pm
Runtime is 83 minutes.
English subtitles if language is other than English

Garden Party
Directed by: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro
Runtime: 7 minutes
Country: France
Year: 2016
Language: French

Negative Space
Directed by: Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Runtime: 5 minutes
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: English