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Want two free tickets to the Oscars?

Well, we can’t send you to Hollywood, but we can give you two reserved seats to our free film screenings starting on Wednesday, February 26!

The National Archives is hosting the 10th annual free screenings of the Academy Award nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.

We’re giving away four sets of reserved tickets. You can choose the screening you would like to attend.

Just look for the hashtag #ArchivesOscar on Twitter, and answer the question! If we pick your reply (selected randomly), you’ll receive two reserved tickets for a screening.

You will have four opportunities to enter on Wednesday and Thursday. Good luck!

The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations are accepted. Free tickets are distributed at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, 60 minutes prior to start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. The saving of seats is strictly prohibited. Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.

Documentary Feature Nominees

Saturday, March 1, 7 p.m.
Dirty Wars
Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
(86 minutes; unrated)

Sunday, March 2, 4 p.m.
Cutie and the Boxer
Zachary Heinzerling and Lydia Dean Pilcher
(82 minutes; rated R)

Live Action Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, noon
Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me)
Esteban Crespo
(24 minutes; unrated)

Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just Before Losing Everything)
Xavier Legrand and Alexandre Gavras
(30 minutes; unrated)

Helium
Anders Walter and Kim Magnusson
(23 minutes; unrated)

Pitääkö Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?)
Selma Vilhunen and Kirsikka Saari
(7 minutes; unrated)

The Voorman Problem
Mark Gill and Baldwin Li
(13 minutes; unrated)

Total Running time: 97 minutes.

Animated Short Film Nominees

Saturday, March 1, 3:30 p.m.
Feral
Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
(13 minutes; unrated)

Get a Horse!
Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
(6 minutes; rated G)

Mr. Hublot
Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
(12 minutes; unrated)

Possessions
Shuhei Morita
(14 minutes; unrated)

Room on the Broom
Max Lang and Jan Lachauer
(26 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 71 minutes.

Documentary Short Subject Nominees

Sunday, March 2, 11 a.m.
CaveDigger
Jeffrey Karoff
(39 minutes; unrated)

Facing Fear
Jason Cohen
(23 minutes; unrated)

Karama Has No Walls
Sara Ishaq
(26 minutes; unrated)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Malcolm Clarke and Nicholas Reed
(38 minutes; unrated)

Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
Edgar Barens
(40 minutes; unrated)

Total Running Time: 166 minutes

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