2016 Press Releases

Free Screenings of 88th Academy Award Nominees at the National Archives
Press Release · Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Washington, DC

Highlighting Four Categories February 24 – 28, 2016

Washington, DC…The National Archives will host free screenings of the 88th 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 24 through Sunday, February 28, 2016. This year marks the twelfth consecutive year these screenings have been hosted by the National Archives.

The screenings are presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the National Archives.

Make reservations for the screenings. Register online or call 202-357-6814. Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to start time. Walk-ins without reservations will be admitted 15 minutes prior to start time, depending on available seats. 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. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. The public should use the Special Events 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)

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
(128 minutes; rated R)

Thursday, February 25, 7 p.m.
Cartel Landr
Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
(100 minutes; rated R)

Friday, February 26, 7 p.m.
The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
(103 minutes; rated PG-13)

Saturday, February 27, 7 p.m.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
(101 minutes; unrated)

Sunday, February 28, 4 p.m.
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor
(102 minutes; unrated)

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 27, noon
Ave Maria
Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
(15 minutes; unrated)

Day One
Henry Hughes
(25 minutes; unrated)

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Patrick Vollrath
(30 minutes; unrated)

Jamie Donoughue
(21 minutes; unrated)

Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
(12 minutes; unrated)

Total Running time: 103 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 27, 3:30 p.m.
Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
(6 minutes; unrated)

Sanjay's Super Team
Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
(7 minutes; unrated)

We Can't Live Without Cosmos
Konstantin Bronzit
(16 minutes; unrated)

World of Tomorrow
Don Hertzfeldt
(17 minutes; unrated)

Bear Story
Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
(11 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 57 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, February 28, 11 a.m.
Body Team 12
David Darg and Bryn Mooser
(13 minutes; unrated)

Chau, Beyond the Lines
Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
(34 minutes; unrated)

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Adam Benzine
(40 minutes; unrated)

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
(40 minutes; unrated)

Last Day of Freedom
Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman
(32 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 159 minutes

Note: Screenings on Sunday, February 28 will conclude prior to 6:00 p.m. to allow attendees to return home to view the 88thAcademy Awards live broadcast on the ABC Television Network.

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