2018 Oscar Documentary Shorts


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Mar 5, 2018 5:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Mar 7, 2018 2:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:184 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info


Experience this year’s extraordinary Academy Award® nominated documentary shorts on our big screen. This year's impressive lineup includes stories of oppression, addiction, family feuds, and mental healthbut most of all, perseverance.

TRAFFIC STOP | D: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | USA | 2017 | 30 min

In 2015, a 26-year-old African-American elementary school teacher named Breaion King was pulled over by a white police officer for a routine traffic stop, escalating into a dramatic arrest.

EDITH + EDDIE | D: Laura Checkoway, Thomas Lee Wright | USA | 2017 | 29 min

Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

HEAVEN IS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE 405 | D: Frank Stiefel | USA | 2017 | 40 min

Artist Mindy Alper has spent almost all of her life combatting depression and anxiety. Art has always been her most effective outlet, with drawing and sculpture offering her the tools to give voice to her fears and mental battles.

HEROIN(E) |  D: Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Kerrin Sheldon | USA | 2017 | 39 min

Three women in Huntington, West Virginia—known as the overdose capital of America— attempt to take back their community and break the cycle of despair and addiction.

KNIFE SKILLS |  D: Thomas Lennon | USA | 2017 | 40 min

What does it take to build a world class French restaurant? A Cleveland restaurant staffed primarily with men and women recently released from prison only have six weeks to learn their trade and propel the new venture to success.

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Program includes one intermission