Awarded the Jury Prize in Short Film, Non-Fiction at Sundance 2012, "The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom" is a film of renewal and hope - - a poignant and beautiful cinematic poem about and for the survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami who begin to rebuild their lives just as the revered cherry blossom season begins.
There are currently several opportunities to catch the film and this year's other nominees in the Documentary/Short Subject category on a big screen in a theater for both Academy members and the general public. Academy members must attend screenings to vote for this year's Documentary/Short Subject category.
Academy Voting Screenings (remaining):
- Saturday, February 11th @ 2 pm @ Linwood Dunn Theater
- Friday, February 17th @ 10 am @ Linwood Dunn Theater
- Wednesday, February 15th @ 7 pm @ Lighthouse International
- Thursday, February 16th @ 7.15 pm @ Lighthouse International
Public Screenings and Events
(visit websites for tickets and info)
-Friday, February 17th @ 7:30 pm @ The Egyptian Theater (www.americancinematheque.com)
-Friday, February 17th - Thursday, February 23rd @ Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills (www.laemmle.com)
-Wednesday, February 22nd: Docs! (the third annual “Docs!” night sponsored by the Academy spotlights this year's nominated Feature and Short Subject documentaries with clips and a panel discussion with the nominees) @ 7:30 PM @ The Samuel Goldwyn Theater. (www.oscars.org)
-Saturday, February 25th: DocuDay Los Angeles - IDA's all-day back-to-back screenings of this year's Oscar-nominated documentary films. “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” will be screening in the first program of the day @ The Writers Guild of America Theater. (www.documentary.org/docuday2012)
-Friday, February 10th - Thursday, February 16th @ IFC Center (www.ifccenter.com)
-Saturday, February 18th @ 4 pm @ the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International (www.oscars.org)
-Sunday, February 19th @ noon @ the Academy Theater at Lighthouse International (www.oscars.org)
-Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th: DocuDay New York - IDA's screenings of this year's Oscar-nominated documentary films. “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” will be screening on Sunday in the shorts program beginning @ 12:05 pm @ the Paley Center for Media. (www.documentary.org/docuday2012)
- The Oscar nominated shorts for 2012 will also be playing in 200 theaters across the country beginning on February 10th. Check http://theoscarshorts.shorts.tv for a theater near you!