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Tuesday, July 7
Oscar Shorts 


After five successful weeks of screenings in June, which took audiences across 50 years of film — from 1925’s The Freshman to 1975’s Picnic at Hanging Rock — Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays starts July with a presentation of 15 short films nominated for Academy Awards in February in their respected Animated, Documentary and Live-Action categories. The lineup includes the three winning shorts from each group: "Feast" (animated), Disney’s tale of a Boston terrier puppy who develops a bond with his owner through an insatiable taste for the food they share; "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press One" (doc) about the staff working at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs suicide hotline; and what could be considered a companion piece to "Crisis, The Phone Call" (live-action), about a suicide counselor (Sally Hawkins) attempting to dissuade a depressed stranger (Jim Broadbent) over the phone from killing himself. Other favorites include the Polish doc "Our Curse," about a family’s emotional struggle with their newborn’s rare disease, as well as French-Israeli live-action drama "Aya," about a woman who picks up a stranger from the airport pretending to be his driver. $10-$15, 7pm Tue., Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro, (210) 614-8977, tpr.org.

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