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2014 Oscar Nominated Short Film Screening — at Catlow Theater in Barrington



An Afternoon of Oscar Nominated Short Films

2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films and Live Action Short Films

Due to popular demand, Boloney’s Sandwich Shop is sponsoring a second showing of the OSCAR SHORTS.
Date: Saturday March 8th at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Admission: $10.00 – Tickets are available at Boloney’s Sandwich Shop (days) or at The Catlow Theater (evenings).

Saturday, March 1, from 12:00-4:00 pm
Catlow Theater 116 W Main St. Barrington

Movie lovers will have insider access to two of the most compelling and hardest to see Oscar-nominated film categories — Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film. There are five nominees in each category for a total of ten films. 

This special viewing is just one day before the 2014 Academy Awards and will feature all of the nominated films. The Animated Short Films will be shown first, beginning at 12:00 noon, followed by the Live Action Short Films, beginning at about 2:00 p.m. Last year’s event was a sellout, so get your tickets early. 

The Catlow Theater was built during Hollywood’s Golden Age, opening in 1927. This historic one screen theater’s interior was designed by renowned sculptor & designer, Alfonso Iannelli.  For more info on their history go to

Plan on having lunch at Boloney’s Restaurant, arrive early to order your lunch and you can dine while viewing the films.  Baloney’s is attached to the theater and serves some of the best sandwiches in the Northwest Suburbs. The sandwiches are large so splitting may be a good option. There are also plenty of unique shops and other restaurants in Barrington to enjoy before or after the screening. 

This special event is sponsored by the Village of Barrington Cultural Commission. Tickets for this event are $10 each and are available at the Catlow Theater and Baloney’s Restaurant (114 West Main Street in Barrington); Phone: (847) 381-0645

This year’s Animated Short Films category include: 

“Feral” – A wild boy who has grown up in the woods is found by a hunter and returned to civilization. 

“Get a Horse!” – Mickey Mouse and his friends are enjoying a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete shows up with plans to ruin their day. 

“Mr. Hublot” – The eccentric, isolated Mr. Hublot finds his carefully ordered world disrupted by the arrival of Robot Pet. 

“Possessions” – A man seeking shelter from a storm in a dilapidated shrine encounters a series of household objects inhabited by goblin spirits.  

“Room on the Broom” – A UK film based on the 2001 picture book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is the story of a kind witch who invites animals to join her on her broom.  


The nominations in the Live Action Category are: 

“That Wasn’t Me” – Paula, a Spanish aid worker, has an encounter with an African child soldier named Kaney.  

“ASAD” – A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land. 

“Just before Losing Everything” – Miriam has left her abusive husband and taken refuge with her children in the local supermarket where she works. 

“Helium” – A dying boy finds comfort in the tales of a magical land called HELIUM, told to him by the hospital janitor. 

“Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” – Sini tries frantically to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children are interfering with her efforts. 

previews and more information about each of the animated films are available at: and live action at:   




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