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!