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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-Nominated Shorts”

Oscar-Nominated Shorts runs from Monday, February 10 thru Wednesday, February 12. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Monday, February 10th - Live Action (104 minutes) 

Tuesday, February 11th - Animation (85 minutes)

Wednesday, February 12th - Documentary Block A (4pm) & Documentary Block B (7pm) (160 minutes total)

For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 9th.


  • A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.
  • Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min.
  • The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
  • Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min.
  • Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min.


  • Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
  • Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
  • Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
  • Memorable – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
  • Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
  • Henrietta Bulkowski – USA, 16 min. (featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd!)
  • The Bird and the Whale – Ireland, 6 min.
  • Hors Piste – France, 5 min.
  • Maestro – France, 2 min.


  • Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) - Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.


  • In the Absence - Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha - Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.
  • St. Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.

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).

Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director and the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment" for public radio station KCRW for ten years. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Mary recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.