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.

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