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From Novel to Screen: Crash

Wed, Apr 29 / 7 pm
Directed by David Cronenberg
1996, Canada, 100 min

Winnipeg Free Press pop culture and film writer Alison Gillmor returns to host our book to film discussion and screening series. Following each screening, Alison will moderate a discussion of how the book compares to its screen adaptation. Participants who sign up for the discussion are encouraged to read the book in advance (available at McNally Robinson). Please register in advance (204-925-3456, ext 106). Please note there is no fee for the discussion group, only for admission to the film.

Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, Crash tells the story of a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car accidents. Highly controversial when first released (banned in Britain) this psychological thriller won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes for its “originality, daring and audacity” and was voted one of the Top Ten Films of the Year for 1996 by the prestigious French cinema journal Cahiers du Cinema.

This  special presentation is also generously sponsored by National Canadian Film Day.

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Reviews

The scenes and settings of Crash are stunning; industrial landscapes, metallic and concrete country sides. The script is the real gem. It is a monstrous concept that possibly only Cronenberg could have handled so well.
- Andrew Hesketh
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