Former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant won an Oscar?! Yes, it’s true, and you can see the four-minute, animated film Dear Basketball
and the nine other live-action and animated shorts that were nominated for an Academy Award earlier this year at Texas Public Radio’s next Cinema Tuesdays event.
Along with Bryant’s short, which was based on a letter he wrote for The Players’ Tribune
in 2015 about his retirement from basketball, the other animations are Garden Party
, featuring frogs and toads hanging out in an abandoned mansion; Negative Space
, a stop-motion short about a father and son bonding over packing the perfect suitcase; LOU
, Pixar’s entry about a lost-and-found box with a mind of its own; and Revolting Rhymes
, based on poetry by late author Roald Dahl.
On the live-action side of things, the screening will include Oscar winner The Silent Child
, which explores deafness from the perspective of a little girl; De Kalb Elementary
on a school shooter; The Eleven O’Clock
on a psychiatrist and his delusional patient; My Nephew Emmett
on the 1955 Emmett Till murder; and Watu Wote: All of Us
on a group of Muslims who protected a Christian woman during a bus ride in eastern Africa.
$10-15 suggested donation, Tue Jun 26, 7:30pm, Santikos Bijou Theatre, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd, (210) 614-8977, tpr.org.
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