Film series looks at Oscar winner
February 23, 2016
The Humanities Film Series will feature Crash, a movie showing interweaving stories of a diverse group of people in all walks of life dealing with racial and social tensions.
The film will be shown Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Jacksonville Public Library, 201 W. College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
According to Roger Ebert, the characters in Crash are all defined in one way or another by racism. All are victims of it, and all are guilty of it. Crash won the Best Picture Oscar in 2006 at the 78th Academy Awards.
This installment of the Humanities Film Series will be moderated by Dr. Christopher Strangeman, associate professor of history at MacMurray College. The series is co-sponsored by MacMurray College, Illinois College, and the Jacksonville Public Library.