Wednesday, February 6, 2019

"Bao," "One Small Step" among Oscar-nominated Animated Shorts playing in Pittsburgh, February 8 - 14.

The Regent Square Theater will present all five of the nominees in the Oscar Shorts: Animation category from February 8 through 14; among them, the hit "Bao" and the Chinese-American production "One Small Step." Pixar provides a synopsis of "Bao":
In “Bao,” an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.
And TAIKO animation studio summarizes "One Small Step":
An ambitious young girl aspires to be an astronaut with the support of her humble father.
Showtime information is available online, though tickets are only available at the door. The theater is located at 1035 S. Braddock Ave. in Regent Square (map), accessible by buses 61B, 71, and P71.