And the winner is ….


Years ago when the number of Oscar nominated films for best picture was only 5, my colleague at work would spend a day at the movie theater the weekend before the Oscars seeing all of the films. Now that there are close to 9 or 10 films nominated, there is no way I have the time to dedicate to seeing all of them.  Late last week, I came across the news that the IFC theater in the West Village was viewing all of the Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts, Animated Shorts as well as the Documentary Shorts – done.  Anyone close to me knows that this is more my speed.  I’m much more interested in independent films than I am in big blockbusters. The shorts are, well, shorter, and within a 2 hour time frame, you can view 5 or 6 different stories vs 1 drawn out sometimes run on story.  If you have a little free time you should definitely head over there for a change in pace to a regular movie experience. And more so, you will have a leg up on a question or 2 in the office Oscar pool.


If you don’t have the time to sit through a 2 hour movie and happen to find yourself in the neighborhood, you can always take a pit-stop to experience a movie the old school way  – through the peep hole.

About cara protzko

A wanderlust at heart, I believe there is no better city to explore than NYC. With so much culture to experience, both old and new, my mission is to share my under the radar findings to enhance the experiences of the locals and the full-time NYC wanderers. I want my experiences and this blog be your go-to place for insider tips as you travel and explore this great city.
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