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Children of the Mist

In a village hidden in the mist-shrouded Northwest Vietnamese mountains resides an indigenous Hmong community, home to 12-year-old Di, part of the first generation of her people with access to formal education. A free spirit, Di happily recounts her experiences to Vietnamese filmmaker Diễm Hà Lệ, who planted herself within Di's family over the course of three years to document this unique coming of age. As Di grows older, her carefree childhood gives way to an impulsive and sensitive adolescence, a dangerous temperament for what will happen next; in this insular community, girls must still endure the controversial but accepted tradition of "bride kidnapping." One night, when the young girl's parents return home from celebrating the Lunar New Year, they are shocked to find their house is silent: Di has disappeared.

Winner of the Best Directing award at IDFA and short listed for this year's Oscars, Diễm's documentary is a tender portrait of a community on the cusp between tradition and modernity, and one girl tragically stuck in the middle.

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Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 18th consecutive year, WHBPAC, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered again this year – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Screen all three categories or choose to view just one. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th.

Recurring

Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 18th consecutive year, WHBPAC, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered again this year – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Screen all three categories or choose to view just one. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th.

Recurring

Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 18th consecutive year, WHBPAC, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered again this year – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Screen all three categories or choose to view just one. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th.

Recurring

Oscar Nominated Shorts

For the 18th consecutive year, WHBPAC, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered again this year – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Screen all three categories or choose to view just one. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12th.

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The Quiet Girl

Rural Ireland. 1981. Nine-year-old Cait is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer. Quietly struggling at school and at home, she has learned to hide in plain sight from those around her. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one painful truth. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film