Saturday, February 22, 2014

Alcy Becomes a Part of the Art

Alcy and a projected pattern at the MFA. We went to see the 2014 Oscar Nominations for Short Films. I would hate to be in the position of selecting one of the five films for the Oscar. They were all excellent.

My personal pick was one about a 109 year old pianist, the oldest living survivor of the Holocaust because it was the most upbeat--well that is if you can see anything upbeat in the story of the Holocaust. It was her positive outlook on life that helped her survive the camp. She still plays daily. Another about an artist that carves amazing beautifully decorated caves out of sandstone formations was also very interesting. Makes you want to move to the desert and dig caves. The most difficult to watch was the story of a WWII vet that killed a drug dealer and went to prison for life. He was terminally ill and the story was about the prison hospice and his time there--very moving. It was amazing to see the changes in the lives of the men that were all sentenced to life who worked as the care givers in the hospice and how they changed toward the better in the end. In all it was a great night.

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