Monday, February 20, 2006

The Last Farm in Theaters in USA

Magnolia Pictures and Shorts International have announced a partnership to bring this year's 10 Oscar-nominated shorts (live-action and animated) to theaters before the Academy Award ceremony on March 5. The series will kick off Friday, February 24, in New York and Los Angeles. The series will also play in select theaters in San Francisco, Detroit, Berkeley, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, Austin, Portland and Chicago. The two distribution companies anticipate adding more markets in the coming weeks.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to showcase these fantastic films while they're still in contention for the big prize," Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said in a statement.
"In the past, only insiders and Academy voters got to see this powerful, short form cinema. Now, for the first time, they're available to theatre-goers and will reach the audience they deserve," Carter Pilcher, CEO of Shorts International, added in the statement.
The shorts will have weeklong runs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Berkeley, Atlanta, Seattle, and Denver. They will also screen February 26th and 27th in Austin and Portland, and in Chicago March 3rd through 9th, with additional cities added in the next few weeks.

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