Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

In our culture, films have become a place where we wrestle with the big questions of life. Who is God? What gives life meaning? What does it mean to be human? Reel to Real is a column from The Salvationist Magazine, which explores the intersection between film and theology, offering thoughtful engagement with an art form capable of conveying deep spiritual truth. Dr. Michael Boyce, head of English and film studies at Booth University College in Winnipeg, and Eilis O’Connor (not her real name), a teenager who aspires to a future in human rights law and politics, reflect on Inside Out. The article is shared here with the writer’s permission.

Dear Michael,

As a child, my favourite movie was Mary Poppins. Most movies had bits that I found frightening, so I stuck with what I knew. The only animated films I remember watching were Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, and I don’t think my parents were happy with their message. I have never been a fan of animated films and, to be perfectly honest with you, when I heard that I would be writing about one, I groaned inwardly.

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