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Oscar-nominated short documentary films
February 9 - February 15
As Errol Morris most recently proves with his brilliant Netflix series Wormwood, a well-made documentary can be just as intriguing, beguiling, inspiring and confounding as any fictionalized film — usually, all it takes is a toe-dip into a great documentary and you’re immediately swept into its whirlpool of artistically framed reality. Starting this Friday, Feb. 9, Broadway Metro in downtown Eugene will be screening this year’s Oscar-nominated short documentary films (split into two separate programs), and the line-up is compelling: Traffic Stop takes on a racial incident between a cop and a young elementary school teacher; Edith + Eddie tells the story about an interracial couple who get married in their 90s, only to driven apart by a daughter who objects to their interracial status; Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (pictured) looks at the way artistic creativity relieves the suffering of severe depression; Heroin(e) focuses on three women fighting against addiction in the “overdose capital of the America”; and Knife Skills is about restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski, who staffs his eatery primarily with recently released prison inmates.
2018 Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (Programs A and B) opens Friday, Feb. 9, at Broadway Metro; advance tickets recommended, for times and further info visit broadwaymetro.com or call 541-686-2458.