June is the story of an old widow, June, who feels lonely and, out of necessity but quite willingly, decides to become part of the Lyft sharing ride company.
The film is excellent, as you might expect from Oscar winner John Kahrs. The short has great animation, coloring, backgrounds, lighting, and a wonderful landscaping of Chicago. The mood and atmosphere are also very cool. Technically excellent.
June is a film full of interracial people who aren't stereotyped, and June happens to be an Afro-American lady, something that is really refreshing to see in animation, especially in the times we are living.
The most important thing is that the film has a well-rounded main character, and we are able to understand her past and present, how she feels, despite not many words being exchanged in the film. We come to empathize with her willingness to connect with other people, and how sharing her car is more than sharing the car to her and to the people whom she drives around. The story holds together wonderfully and is very positive and heart-warming.
I am not sure whether Lyft asked Kahrs to make the film for them, or he decided to do so on his own volition. I think it makes a favor to both parts, and if the name Lyft wasn't mentioned, the film would be equally good.
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