Seeing all the nominated shorts can be a catch-as-catch-can process, especially before the Academy Awards take place on Feb. 26; luckily, Landmark Theatres' Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta will show all 10 of this year's nominees starting next Friday, Feb. 10.
"Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation" has a running time of 1 hour, 26 minutes and features the following: "Borrowed Time" (USA), about a sheriff returning to the scene of an accident; "Pearl" (USA), about a young girl and her dad traveling the country and living in their hatchback; Pixar Animation Studios' "Piper" (USA), about a hungry sandpiper hatchling; "Blind Vaysha" (Canada), about a girl with one eye that sees the past and one eye that sees the future; and "Pear Brandy and Cigarettes" (Canada/UK), about a man trying to get home from China to Vancouver and stop drinking long enough to receive a liver transplant. (Note: "'Pear Brandy and Cigarettes' contains mature content and will be shown last, so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if desired, according to Landmark Theatres. Other shorts in the program are acceptable for kids of all ages.) See the trailer here.