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Press Release
February 3, 2014

Free Pre-Screenings of 86th Academy Award® Nominees at the National Archives

Highlighting Four Categories February 26 Through March 2, 2014

Washington, DC…The National Archives will host free screenings of the 86th Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film–in its William G. McGowan Theater from Wednesday, February 26, through Sunday, March 2, 2014. This year marks the 10th consecutive year the National Archives has hosted these screenings.

The screenings are the first in a series of three programs presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Once again, the Documentary Feature nominee screenings will be hosted by film critic Willie Waffle. Mr. Waffle appears regularly on DC50–TV and on over 20 radio stations across the country. He is the author of Back Shelf Beauties: Movies You Should Rent When the New Stuff is Gone, and along with fellow critics Tim Gordon and Nell Minow, established the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association in 2002.

Seating for all screenings will be on a first–come, first–serve basis. No reservations will be accepted. Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue beginning 60 minutes prior to the start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time. The saving of seats is strictly prohibited. Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.

The William G. McGowan Theater is located in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The nearest Metro is the Archives/Navy Memorial station on the Yellow and Green lines. Enter through the Special Event entrance on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. To verify the date and times of the programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

Screening Schedule (Subject to availability)

February 26–March 2
William G. McGowan Theater
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m.
20 Feet from Stardom
Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen, and Caitrin Rogers
(90 minutes; rated PG-13)

Thursday, February 27, 7 p.m.
The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
(122 minutes; unrated)

Friday, February 28, 7 p.m.
The Square
Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer
(104 minutes; unrated)

Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Dirty Wars
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
(86 minutes; unrated)

Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m.
Cutie and the Boxer
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
(82 minutes; rated R)

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, noon

Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn't Me)
Esteban Crespo
(24 minutes; unrated)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
(30 minutes; unrated)

Helium
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
(23 minutes; unrated)

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
(7 minutes; unrated)

The Voorman Problem
Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
(13 minutes; unrated)
Total Running time: 97 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, 3:30 p.m.

Feral
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
(13 minutes; unrated)

Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
(6 minutes; rated G)

Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
(12 minutes; unrated)

Possessions
Shuhei Morita
(14 minutes; unrated)

Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
(26 minutes; unrated)
Total Running Time: 71 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, March 2, 11 a.m.

CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff
(39 minutes; unrated)

Facing Fear
Jason Cohen
(23 minutes; unrated)

Karama Has No Walls
Sara Ishaq
(26 minutes; unrated)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
(38 minutes; unrated)

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens
(40 minutes; unrated)
Total Running Time: 166 minutes

Note: Screenings on Sunday, March 2, will conclude before 6 p.m. to allow attendees to return home to view the 86th Academy Awards live broadcast on the ABC Television Network.

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