Sunday and Wild Life get Oscar nominations

In this course we have watched many films from the NFB site.  Today, 2 shorts films (animated) were nominated for Oscar’s.  They are Sunday and Wild Life.  Sunday is by Patrick Doyon, here is a summary of the film taken from the NFB site.

On a grey Sunday, a young boy resorts to placing coins on a nearby train track to entertain himself. Picking the coins up after the train has run them over, he discovers that an amazing transformation has taken place. Presented from a child’s vantage point, this cartoon is a nod to childhood and to the things kids do to escape boredom on Sunday afternoons.

The other film, Wild Life, is by Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby.  Here is a summary of the film, taken from the NFB site.

In 1909, a dapper young remittance man is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching. However, badminton, bird watching and liquor get in the way of cattle wrangling, and many misadventures ensue. A film about the beauty of the prairie, the pangs of homesickness and the folly of living dangerously out of context

For a limited time, the NFB is streaming these films.  We are going to watch them today!

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