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PANDEMIC NOTICE OF CANCELLATION ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner, CRASH @First-Fri. Free large screen Film Screening, Peace Center of Delaware County
April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Due to Pandemic virus spreading across the world and our community, The Springfield Friends Meeting, which hosts the Peace Center of Delaware County and therefore the First-Friday Film Series organized by the Brandywine Peace Community is closed. The First-Friday Film series will resume as soon as it can. Stay stay, stay healthy, care for yourself and others.
First-Fri. Free Large Screen Film Screening
at the Peace Center of Delaware County,
1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.
2005 ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winner
Moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other.
Friday, April 3, at 7p.m.
Doors open at 6:30p.m. for light refreshments
America’s “original sin”, racism, as well as class and gender matters, collide with targets during one thirty-six-hour period in Los Angeles. The 2005 “Best Picture” Oscar winner, CRASH, is alive with bracing human drama and a blistering, cynical wit.
Multiple stories, each with a backstory, are woven into the film’s narrative of excruciating loss and unexpected human turns.
The district attorney (Brendan Fraser) and his wife (Sandra Bullock, angry at the world and non-whites but she’s “not racist”) are carjacked at gunpoint by two black men (Ludacris and Larenz Tate). At home, the wife orders the locks changed and then changed again because a Mexican (Michael Pena) did the first job. A black TV director (Terrence Howard), and his wife (Thandie Newton) while driving home, are stopped by two white cops. One officer (Matt Dillon’s Oscar-nominated role) gropes the wife to humiliate the husband, while the other cop (Ryan Phillippe) watches helplessly, with shame. A Persian store owner (Shaun Toub), taken for an Arab, is robbed and buys a gun for protection but gets much more.
Don Cheadle plays a police detective who ties these stories together when he finds the dead body of an African-American youth off the side of the road.
Crash, when released in Post 9/11, Year 2005, affected people, no, it touched people. The film’s message is not one of optimism. It’s message is of a very shaky, gritty hope, in spite of the stacked deck.
CRASH, 2005, 112 mins., Rated R for language, sexual content and some violence. Directed with story and screenplay by Paul Haggis. Music by Mark Isham.
Film trailer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJH0hEoHc4
First-Friday film screenings organized monthly by the Brandywine Peace Community, www.brandywinepeace.com Contact 484-574-1148
For directions to the Peace Center of Delaware County and other information, visit www.delcopeacecenter.org