Tuesday, April 11, 2006


Just finished watching the film, Crash...

...and I find myself in a thoughtful mood. It's a weird blend between social commentary & Twilight Zone-styled mind fake... accentuated by realistic writing combined with the spirit of magic realism. (The moments with the magic cloak are esp. beautiful.) While some of the coincidences feel programmed, the effect of the film taken as a whole is stunning.

Here's the deal... while I wouldn't recommend showing this film to your average church audience (the F-bomb just called & wants to have script credit), it's well worth watching to start thoughtful & difficult conversations about race, racism & life in urban/suburban America.

Crash won the Academy Award for Best Picture this year... and is rated R for extensive language, a brief sex scene & discussion of adult (read: racism & sex) topics.


keithmonaghan said...
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la llorona said...

I've not seen the movie, but am definitely interested in seeing it. The question of one's race and civil rights have been so evident these last few weeks with the protests over illegal immigrants. Being Mexican and the product of an illegal immigrant and being adopted and growing up in a white household has really caused a lot of conflicted emotions in me lately.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing the movie.