Movie review: Oscar-nominated, live-action short films to air in Oklahoma City

Uniformly brilliant but stylistically diverse, the contenders are capable of transporting viewers into all sorts of new and unfamiliar places, whether real and imagined.

Published: February 8, 2013
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Over the past few years, the short film contests have become my favorite Academy Award races.

While the contenders tend to be uniformly brilliant — it’s remarkable how potent narratives can become when their creators are working in a 30-minutes-or-less format — they typically have little else in common. The Oscar-nominated short films often are capable of transporting viewers into all sorts of new and unfamiliar places, whether real and imagined.

And isn’t that what...

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MOVIE REVIEW

Live-action short films

Not rated

1:54

3 1/2 stars

Films: “Asad,” “Buzkashi Boys,” “Curfew,” “Death of a Shadow” and “Henry.”

Now playing: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 22-23, and 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 24 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. For more information, go to www.okcmoa.com.

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