Nonnie & Alex (1995)

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Nonnie & Alex (1995)

Nonnie & Alex explores the fantasies of hope and the grounding of grief in a story about how the friendship between a boy and a girl helps the boy come to terms with his mother's death. Small gestures evoke the boy's depth of loss.
USA
IMDb   5.2 /10
Creators
Director Todd Field
Writer Serena Rathbun
Information
Release Date1995-01-17
Runtime
GenreShort, Drama
Content Rating
Awards4 wins.
CompanyMercury Film
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Heather Ramsey
Heather Ramsey
Nonnie
Travis Martin
Travis Martin
Alex
Nolan Irwin
Nolan Irwin
Sam
Nonnie's Mother (as Moira Harris)
Leona Harris
Leona Harris
Sarah
Courtenay McWhinney
Courtenay McWhinney
Mrs. Hildreth
Patti Cohoon-Friedman
Patti Cohoon-Friedman
Betty Ewing (as Patti Cohoon)
Ann Ingraham
Ann Ingraham
Mrs, Spencer
Allen Yates
Allen Yates
Mr. Spencer

Nonnie & Alex

Nonnie & Alex is a 1995 short film that Todd Field directed while a fellow at the AFI Conservatory. It was filmed in Ferndale, California. This short film is a dramatic piece about two eight-year-old children, a girl (Nonnie) and boy (her friend, Alex) who are left to their own devices in trying to sort out whether or not Alex's recently deceased mother is truly haunting them.


Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival (Special Recognition Award)
  • Aspen Short Fest (Best Film)
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy Award – Best College Film)