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Outdoor Cinema Presents: 2023 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Outdoor Cinema returns to Parklife every Wednesday night this summer! Reservations are highly recommended. Book your party through OpenTable and be sure to include a note that you are here for Outdoor Cinema. Food and drink purchase required.




AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD IS FAKE AND I THINK I BELIEVE IT [Australia, 11 mins, 2022] – Dir. Lachlan Pendragon

When a young telemarketer is confronted by a mysterious talking ostrich, he learns that the universe is stop motion animation. He must put aside his dwindling toaster sales and focus on convincing his colleagues of his terrifying discovery.

ICE MERCHANTS [Portugal/UK/France, 14 mins, 2022] – Dir. João Gonzalez

Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.

MY YEAR OF DICKS [USA, 25 mins, 2022] – Dir. Sara Gunnarsdóttir

An imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. Created by Pamela Ribon from her critically-acclaimed memoir.

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE [UK, 34 mins, 2022] – Dir. Peter Baynton & Charlie Mackesy

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE is a story of kindness, courage, and hope in traditional hand-drawn animation, following the unlikely friendship of the title characters as they journey in search of the boy’s home. Based on the book of the same name.

THE FLYING SAILOR [Canada, 7 mins, 2022] – Amanda Forbis & Wendy Tilby

In 1917, two ships collided in the Halifax Harbour, causing the largest accidental explosion in history. Among the tragic stories of the disaster is the remarkable account of a sailor who, blown skyward from the docks, flew a distance of two kilometres before landing uphill, naked and unharmed. The Flying Sailor is a contemplation of his journey.


August 30
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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