Don’t have enough time to catch every Oscar-nominated movie before the Academy Awards on Feb. 26? Do the next best thing: See every animated and live-action short. They’re packaged into separate, unrated “Oscar shorts” screenings at The Flicks. In 87 minutes, you can enjoy all five animated shorts plus three runners-up, each ranging in time from 5 to 9 minutes. (Pixar’s 6-minute baby-sandpiper adventure, “Piper” is so darn cute.) There’s one exception: “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” is notable both for the fact that it’s 35 minutes long and not for children. While the animated shorts are a combination of American and foreign films, all five live-action shorts are from another part of the globe. They tend to run longer, too — 15 to 30 minutes, totaling 134 minutes — so splurge on an extra-large bowl of popcorn.
Animated: 4:55 and 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16.
Live action: 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16
Animated: 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19; 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20-Thursday, Feb. 24.
Live-action: 12:20 p.m. 4:50 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17-Sunday, Feb. 19; 4:50 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20-Thursday, Feb. 24.
The Flicks, 646 W. Fulton St., Boise. $7 matinee/child/student/senior/military, $9 adult. theflicksboise.com.