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Reno Film Festival screens Oscar shorts at UNR
by Tribune Staff
Mar 22, 2012 | 1663 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — “And the Oscar goes to … The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.”

These words were said Feb. 26 when the Animated Short Film of the year was announced at the 84th annual Academy Awards. That film and the winner of the Live Action Short Film, “The Shore,” will be shown Friday and Saturday in the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno as the Reno Film Festival presents the only northern Nevada screenings of all 10 Oscar-nominated and winning live action and animated short films. There will be screenings both nights at 7 p.m. Parking is available at the Brian Whalen Garage on North Virginia Street.

“This is always a popular event and we’re happy to again be able to bring these films to our area and to again partner with the UNR student union,” said Reno Film Festival President Scott Birmingham. He added that a special treat in store for attendees is the premier of Pixar’s animated short “La Luna,” one of the nominees. “This won’t be released to general theaters and the public until June when it will be on the big screen with the new Disney Pixar animated feature, ‘Brave.’ ”

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at www.renofilmfestival.com. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $5 for students. Both nights’ screenings will run more than three hours long due to the length of this year’s films and due to mature content in some films, young children are not encouraged to attend.

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