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Big showings for Oscar-nominated shorts on LI

"My Nephew Emmett," starring Joshua Wright as Emmett Till, will screen this weekend. Photo Credit: Joe Zakko

It may be cold outside, but shorts are definitely in fashion on Long Island this week at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Bow Tie Squire Cinemas in Great Neck and Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

All three theaters will screen this year’s short-film Oscar nominees. On Sunday, Cinema Arts Centre will present all five animated shorts nominees at noon. Later, the theater will screen the live-action nominees (4:50 p.m.), followed by the documentary shorts (7 and 9:10 p.m.). Additional screenings will be held through Thursday, Feb. 15. For tickets and show times, go to cinemaartscentre.org.

In Great Neck, the focus will be on the five live-action candidates — “DeKalb Elementary,” “The Eleven O’Clock,” “My Nephew Emmett,” “The Silent Child” and “Watu Wote/All of Us” — which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday. After the films, stay for a Q&A with Gold Coast International Film Festival shorts programmer Alexandra Gil and actress Mara Kassin. Attendees can also fill out an Oscar ballot to win a free film society membership. For tickets, go to goldcoastfilmfestival.org.

Westhampton Beach serves up three chances to catch the live-action nominees with showings at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Westhampton Beach. For more information, go to whbpac.org.

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