Synopsis: Catch all of the 2015 Oscar-nominated Animated short films -- plus additional "Highly Commended" titles -- in one feature-length program:
Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove, 14 minutes/Canada/English) -- A personal animated story about a girl which wishes for a bicycle from her parents, but gets something completely different, showing the different reality in which children and grown ups live in.
Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed, 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) -- The story of one man's love life is seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.
The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees, 7 minutes/UK/English) -- "You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!" hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won't go, and their own lives quickly unravel as she clings to life.
A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw/Joris Oprins/Job Roggeveen, 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue) -- When Pia plays a mysterious vinyl record single, she suddenly knows how to travel through her own life.
The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) -- In a desolate future, one small town has survived because of a large windmill dam that acts as a fan to keep out pollution. The dam's operator, Pig, works tirelessly to keep the sails spinning and protect the town, despite abuse from classmates and an indifferent public. When a new student joins Pig's class, nothing will be the same again.
Sweet Cocoon (6 minutes/France/Non-dialogue) -- A caterpillar about to undergo her metamorphosis finds her cocoon is much too small to squeeze into. Two helpful insects come to her aid. Footprints (4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) -- A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster, only to arrive at a surprising revelation. Directed by Bill Plympton. Duet (4 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue) -- Animated in its entirety and directed by Glen Keane, DUET tells the story of Mia and Tosh and how their individual paths in life weave together to create an inspired duet. Bus Story (11 minutes/Canada/English) -- Our protagonist dreams of becoming a bus driver in order to cruise down quiet country lanes and connect with nature, her young charges and their parents. But her idyllic view of her new job is sorely tested after she meets her surly boss, named Killer, and discovers that winding roads can prove treacherous in winter, especially with a faulty clutch.
Running Time: 77 Minutes (plus 8-10 minutes of trailers)