Monday Night Movie: Oscar-Nominated Short Films

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Darien Library presents a new weekly program: Monday Night at the Movies!

This week we are showing a selection of Oscar-Nominated Short Films.

“Stranger at the Gate”

“An Afghan refugee named Bibi Bahrami – and the members of her little Indiana mosque – come face to face with a U.S. Marine who has secret plans to bomb their community center. But Mac McKinney's plan takes an unexpected turn. Directed by Joshua Seftel, “Stranger at the Gate” is a story of grace, transformation, and hope.” --Stranger at the Gate

Director: Joshua Seftel

Year: 2022

This movie is 29 minutes and is not rated.

Watch the official trailer here.


“The Flying Sailor”

“Two ships collide in a harbor, an explosion shatters a city, and a sailor is blasted skyward. With ears ringing, blood pulsing and guts heaving, he soars high above the mayhem and towards the great unknown. A bold blend of comedy, suspense and philosophy, “The Flying Sailor” is an exhilarating contemplation of the wonder and fragility of existence.” --National Film Board of Canada

Directors: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Year: 2022

This movie is 8 minutes and is not rated.

Watch the official trailer here.


“The Martha Mitchell Effect”

“This documentary profiles the Cabinet wife who spoke out during Watergate — and the Nixon administration's campaign to gaslight her into silence.” --Netflix

Directors: Anne Alvergue & Debra McClutchy

Year: 2022

This movie is 40 minutes long and is rated PG (thematic elements, language, and smoking).

Watch the official trailer here.

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