Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 Oscar-Nominated Shorts

We went to see the 2018 Oscar-Nominated shorts yesterday and what a strong bunch they are.

DeKalb gives us a twenty-minute showdown between a man armed with a gun and the school receptionist who tries to talk him down.

The Silent Child concerns a confrontation too between a sign language specialist and the mother who decides it's better for her child to read lips than become part of the sign language community.

My Nephew Emmett is an artful look at how Emmett's uncle tries to rescue him from the white racists who came for him.

The Eleventh Hour is a humorous short about a psychiatrist and his delusional patient.

Watt Wofe: All of Us is a harrowing bus trip with both Muslim and Christians onboard.

Every short was terrific. Hard to choose a winner. Worth a look if it comes your way.



7 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Glad you thought the shorts were that good, Patti. It'll be interesting to see which one wins.

George said...

We might go see the 2018 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS now that you've given it such a strong review!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Every one was worthy. And at the end of each one, they show the group hearing their names announced as nominees, which was really touching.

Rick Robinson said...

Sounds very good. Happy Valentine's Day to you both.

Steve Oerkfitz said...
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Todd Mason said...

TCM should have a weekly showcase, as various public-broadcasting syndicated series provide in part.

I must admit, I can't imagine not wanting to learn ASL with my child, as well as getting the kid cochlear implants or similar tech if they had a chance of helping and it was at all possible. Perhaps it's the mongrel in me...no cultural preservation through artificial restriction, thanks.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

The 7:08 posting is not me. My impersonater has been rather quiet of late.