Sunday, March 2, 2014

The 2014 Oscars

I'm amazed, astounded, and thoroughly pleased at how socially aware the Oscars were tonight. Same sex marriage, sexually transmitted diseases, modern day slavery, and feminism were all given a platform to be spoken about and to start a dialogue on change. The "biggest night in Hollywood" reminded me of why films are so important and that there is hope in the future of filmmaking. Films are about telling stories of the human condition and giving voices to the voiceless. It warms my heart to know that the Steve Mcqueens and NOT the Michael Bays are the future of film; to know that even with all of the ever growing technologies, film will not fall to the evils of the summer blockbuster. My personal thanks to the Academy and to all of the lovely winners tonight. 

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