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2015 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Birdman, Boyhood, Budapest: What do this year’s Oscar Best Picture nominees tell us about American culture?

This fall’s talk on what the Oscar nominees tell us about ourselves is coming up quickly. If you want to catch up on your nominees or you’re thinking about watching one or two of the films, here are links to the trailers:

Our speaker Drew Trotter said that his talk will feature Birdman and Boyhood most prominently.

American Sniper, The Theory of Everything, and Selma will be discussed quite a bit, too.

And, even though all the nominees will at least be mentioned, the final three won’t be focused on to the same degree, though you’re welcome to bring them up in the Q & A:

Drew also chats regularly with Faith Radio’s Neil Stavem. You can listen to their past conversations here.

Which Best Picture nominees have you seen this year? What did you think of them? What sorts of topics and themes come to mind when you think about the films you’ve seen recently?

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