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The Oscars


For the ninth consecutive year, the Center for the National Archives Experience will host free screenings of the Oscar-nominated films in the Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film categories. 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.

Documentary Feature Nominees

Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m.
Searching for Sugar Man
Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.
The Gatekeepers
Dror Moreh, Philippa Kowarsky, and Estelle Fialon

Friday, February 22, 7 p.m.
How to Survive a Plague
David France and Howard Gertler

Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m.
The Invisible War
Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering

Sunday, February 24, 4 p.m.
5 Broken Cameras
Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 23, noon
Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura

Buzkashi Boys
Sam French and Ariel Nasr

Shawn Christensen

Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele

Yan England


Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, February 23, 3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.
Adam and Dog
Minkyu Lee

Fresh Guacamole

Head over Heels
Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly

Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"
David Silverman

John Kahrs

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, February 24, 11 a.m.
Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Kings Point
Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider

Mondays at Racine
Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan

Open Heart
Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern

Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill


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Event Information

Wednesday, February 20 through
Sunday, February 24
William g. Mcgowan Theater in Washington, D.C.
Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue
beginning 60 minutes prior to the start time.
For details including the screening schedule, visit
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