18 hours, 53 minutes. That's the combined run time of the nine films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. For those of us who haven't been watching said movies as they came out, the prospect of catching up before the awards ceremony is a daunting one. But for those who want to catch up on ten other films up for awards in a little over the time it takes to watch The Wolf of Wall Street, there's always Landmark's presentations of the Oscar nominated short films at Harvard Exit Theatre, which open this Friday, January 31. The shorts are split up by category—Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film—with each program showcasing all five nominated works in under two hours. It's quality over quantity (of time).

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014
Open Jan 31, Harvard Exit Theatre, $8–$11

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