Everyone makes a big hullabaloo about the Best Picture category at the Oscars each year, but NYU is giving due attention to the 2009 winner of Best Foreign Short, Toyland, at Short, Excellent & Famous: Nine Outstanding Award-Winning German Short Films. Jochen Alexander Freydanks guilt-ridden 13-minute film is about a young boy who believes his Jewish neighbors are being sent to a wonderful place called Spielzeugland in 1942. Practice your Deutsch: Freydank will be on hand after the screening for a Q&A. Also screening is Tom Twykers True, which stars Natalie Portman as a lovebird in Paris.
Sun., April 26, 5:30 p.m., 2009
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