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92: Crash (1996) with Michael Flax

92: Crash (1996) with Michael Flax

This week, filmmaker Michael Flax from Flax Films brings us the disturbing and deep thriller Crash from 1996. This nasty little gem is a difficult but important part of the David Cronenberg cannon, and we talk about how big a deal it was in the Canadian film scene, and the splash it made internationally...after it was allowed to be screened.

With a slew of your favourite actors, like James Spader, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette, incredible visuals, and great shots of Toronto, this film may not be for everyone but it's more than worth at least a peek between your fingers. Crash is available to rent on iTunes and Google Play.

This week's end credit music is the theme from Crash composed by Cronenberg mainstay Howard Shore.


On this week's show

Michael Flax is an award-winning producer and director. Missing Peace, produced by Flax, won Best Cinema of Canada at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival. Flax directed the award-winning short film Don't Cross the Street, winning Best Director at the ZOOM Film Festival, and his most recent narrative film Good People premiered at the Young Filmmakers NY Film Festival. He has shot music videos for Maneli Jamal, The St. Royals and Toast, among others, and has produced multiple crowdfunding videos for successful crowdfunding campaigns. Flax graduated from Sheridan College's post-graduate Advanced Television and Film program as valedictorian of his class, winning the Production Services Kick Start Award.  Visit Flax Films and Hollywood North Film Awards on Facebook to find out more.


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