Free Screenings of 90th Oscar® Nominated Films at the National Archives
Press Release · Monday, January 29, 2018
Highlighting Four Categories February 28 – March 4
Washington, DC — The National Archives will host free screenings of the 90th Oscar® 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 28 through Sunday, March 4, 2018. This year marks the fourteenth consecutive year these screenings have been hosted by the National Archives. A very limited number of seats are available for press, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the National Archives Foundation.
Reservations for the screenings will open to the general public on January 31, 2018. Register online to be notified. 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 28, 7:00 p.m., Register
Agnès Varda, JR, and Rosalie Varda
(89 minutes, rated PG)
Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m. Register
Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
(121 minutes, unrated)
Friday, March 2, 7:00 p.m., Register
Last Men in Aleppo
Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed, and Søren Steen Johannessen
(104 minutes, unrated)
Saturday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., Register
Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes
(107 minutes, unrated)
Sunday, March 4, 4:00 p.m., Register
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Steve James, Mark Mitten, and Julie Goldman
(88 minutes, unrated)
Live Action Short Film Nominees
Saturday, March 3, noon., Register
Reed Van Dyk
The Eleven O’Clock
Derin Seale and Josh Lawson
My Nephew Emmett
Kevin Wilson, Jr.
The Silent Child
Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton
Watu Wote/All of Us
Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen
Total Running time: 94 minutes.
Animated Short Film Nominees
Saturday, March 3, 3:30 p.m., Register
Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
Total Running Time: 53 minutes.
Documentary Short Subject Nominees
Sunday, March 4, 11:00 a.m., Register
Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
Total Running Time: 180 minutes.
Note: Screenings on Sunday, March 4 will conclude prior to 6:00 p.m. to allow attendees to return home to view the 90th Oscars The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.
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