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Cinematique of Wilmington is a series of classic, foreign and notable films sponsored by WHQR and Historic Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to all screenings are available at the Thalian Hall Website or at the Thalian Hall Box office (Monday-Friday from 2-5pm and one hour before showtime). Admission is $9.63 ($7+ tax and $2.14 ticketing fee)Showtime for Cinematique Films is 7:00pm, plus 4pm matinees on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) at Historic Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street. For more details about the series or individual features, call the Thalian Box Office at 910.632.2285 or click here.

Cinematique Presents: Oscar Shorts 2017


Monday, February 13th - Wednesday, February 15th

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday, February 13th, 7 pm - Live Action Shorts     

Tuesday, February 14th, 7 pm – Animated Shorts

Wednesday, February 15th, 4 pm – Documentary Shorts A

Wednesday, February 15th, 7 pm – Documentary Shorts B



Check out the line up below and learn more about the 89th Annual Academy Awards HERE.

ANIMATED SHORTS (Running Time: 86 minutes)

Borrowed Time (USA, 7 minutes)

Directed by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Pearl (USA, 6 minutes)

Directed by Patrick Osborne

Piper (USA, 6 minutes)

Directed by Alan Barillaro

Blind Vaysha (Canada, 8 minutes)

Directed by Theodore Ushev

Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Canada and UK, 35 minutes)

Directed by Robert Valley 

* PLEASE NOTE (Pear Cider and Cigarettes is not suitable for young viewers.)

The Head Vanishes (9 minutes)

Asteria (5 minutes)

Happy End (6 minutes)

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Running Time: 130 minutes)

Sing (Hungary, 25 minutes)

Directed by Kristof Deak

Silent Nights (Denmark, 30 minutes)

Directed by Aske Bang

Timecode (Spain, 15 minutes)

Directed by Juanjo Gimenez Pena

Ennemis Interieurs (France, 28 minutes)

Directed by Selim Aazzazi

La Femme et la TGV (Switzerland, 30 minutes)

Directed by Timo von Gunten

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM A (Running time: 72 minutes)

Joe’s Violin (USA, 24 minutes)

Directed by Kahane Cooperman

Extremis (USA, 24 minutes)

Directed by Dan Krauss

4.1 Miles (USA, 22 minutes)

Directed by Daphne Matziaraki

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM B (Running time: 81 minutes)

Watani: My Homeland. (39 minutes)

Directed by Marcel Mettelsiefen

The White Helmets (41 minutes) 

Directed by Orlando von Einsiedel

For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM,  910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.

Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee ) 

Melissa Stone is a second year English Literature student in UNCW's English MA program. Her concentrations and interests are in children's & YA lit, graphic...