Roger Ebert Says Blizzard-Inspired Short Film Deserves an Oscar

Roger Ebert posted a blog post today praising a short film shot in Astoria during the blizzard, proving that at least one good thing has come out of this mess.

The film, called “Man in a Blizzard” (or “Idiot With a Tripod”) is heavily influenced by “Man With a Movie Camera,” a silent film by Dziga Vertov from 1929. “This film deserves to win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject,” Mr. Ebert wrote, “(1) Because of its wonderful quality. (2) Because of its role as homage.”

Mr. Ebert also praised its maker, Jamie Stuart, for his impressive turnaround time. The excellent film was posted online last night. 

Have a look below.