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The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro is just one of the Oscar-nominated films being presented by Park City Film Series in February.

Are you feeling nostalgic for Sundance already? Don't worry, just because the best indie film fest has left town for a year doesn't mean you'll be deprived of heartwarming and thought-provoking cinema. In the month leading up to the Academy Awards, the Park City Film Series is giving you a chance to catch up on some of the nominees. Here's what's on the schedule this month.

Park City Film Series

Feb. 2 - 4: Darkest Hour - Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Darkest Hour stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Set during the early stages of WWII, the film chronicles Churchill's inspiring leadership during a period when the fate of Western Europe stood on the edge of a knife. The newly elected Prime Minister faces the decision of either negotiating with Hitler to save his people or bringing the nation to war to fight against the odds. 

Feb. 3: Emma - 4 p.m. (Free)

Based on Jane Austen's classic book, the film follows socialite Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) who's primary entertainment is playing matchmaker. Whilst pursuing her latest "project," Emma finds herself attracting the attention of the dashing Frank Churchhill (Ewan McGregor). Unfortunately Emma's matchmaking leads to more trouble than solutions and she even risks her own chance at finding true love. 

Feb. 9 - 11: The Shape of Water Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece The Shape of Water is the must see film of the year. Drawing on fantasy elements, del Toro spins an other-worldly fairy set against the backdrop of Cold War era U.S. Inside a government laboratory, a lonely cleaner Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and her co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret that sends them into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. 

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Belle and Sebastian, directed by Nicolas Vanier

Feb. 10: Belle and Sebastian - 4 p.m. (Free)

Belle and Sebastian follows the adventures of a young boy and the enormous sheepdog he tames. Taking place in WWII-occupied France, on the border of Switzerland, Belle and Sebastian prove their loyalties to their small village by helping out resistance members and Jewish refugees. The film is based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry and recommended for ages 9+.

Feb. 16 - 18: I, Tonya Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

Despite being the first American female figure skater to land the difficult triple axel in competition, Tonya Harding's legacy is most often associated with her scandalous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. This absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal delves into Harding's past and features a stellar performance by Margot Robbie as the titular character that earns her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, one of the three the film is vying for.  

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Psycho Vertical, directed by Jen Randall 

Feb. 22: Psycho Vertical - 7 p.m.

Climbers you won't want to miss this raw and emotive look at Britain's unlikeliest hero-mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick. Based on his best-selling auto-biography of the same name, Psycho Vertical delves into Kirkpatrick's 18 day solo ascent of the iconic El Capitan in Yosemite. The film took the Best Film: Climbing prize at the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival. 

Feb. 23 - 25: Call Me By Your Name Fri./Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 6 p.m. 

The final Academy Award nominated picture of the month, is the sensual and transcendent love story Call Me by Your Name. Set in northern Italy's lush landscape, the film tells the story of a 17-year-old Elio who falls for a charming American scholar who arrives at his family's 17th century villa for a summer internship. The film grabbed three nomination, including Best Picture and Best Actor.

Feb. 24: National Theatre Live - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - 3 p.m.

Don't miss this "first-rate revival of an astonishing play" (The Guardian). The National Theatre Live's presentation of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf features Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

The play takes place on an American college campus where Martha, to her husband George's chagrin, invites a new professor and his wife home for after-party drinks. When the alcohol flows and the night is waning, the couple's toxic games reach a devastating climax.  

Let us know which films are on your Oscar shortlist! Happy movie watching!

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