ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
In the not-so-distant future, Mateo is arrested by a police drone without explanation. Finding himself locked in a fully automated jail with no means of recourse, Mateo realizes he’s fallen through some kind of crack in the system. To get out alive he’ll have to go head-to-head with the labyrinthine, computerized bureaucracy of the privatized American justice system, in search of an actual human being who can set things right.
“This is about as flawless as a short film narrative gets.
“Mexican American director KD Dávila delivers a shockingly clever satire of the privatized prison system and the elusiveness of justice.
The New York Times
“unsettling [...] worthy of Kafka.
The Boston Globe
Please Hold is now playing in select theaters in the US and Canada as part of the 2022 Oscar® Live Action Short Film Program.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING SCREENINGS
March 11, 2022
LXiA x LALIFF Screening w/ Q&A
March 14, 2022
In Creative Company Screening w/ Q&A
March 22, 2022
Screening for Academy Members w/ Q&A
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
RSVP (please contact your branch rep)