Showcase of Oscar-nominated Documentaries and Shorts (Washington DC)

The Center for the National Archives Experience will host free screenings of the 2009 Oscar-nominated films in the Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film categories. Distinguished members of the Washington, D.C. film community will introduce the screenings.

The program is presented by the Academy in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives. More information is available at

The 2009 nominees are:

Documentary (Short Subject)

“China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province” – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
“The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner” – Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
“The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
“Music by Prudence” – Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
“Rabbit à la Berlin” – Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Documentary (Feature)

“Burma VJ” – Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
“The Cove” – Nominees to be determined
“Food, Inc.” – Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” – Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
“Which Way Home” – Rebecca Cammisa

Animated Short Film

“French Roast” – Fabrice O. Joubert
“Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” – Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
“The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)” – Javier Recio Gracia
“Logorama” – Nicolas Schmerkin
“A Matter of Loaf and Death” – Nick Park

Live Action Short Film

“The Door” – Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
“Instead of Abracadabra” – Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
“Kavi” – Gregg Helvey
“Miracle Fish” – Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
“The New Tenants” – Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson


Admission is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations).

Event Information

Wednesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 7
William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, D.C.
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