'Crash' Expands Cinema's Exploration of Race

Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon in 'Crash'

In 'Crash,' Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon play characters with complex feelings about race. Lions Gate Films hide caption

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New York Times critic Elvis Mitchell talks with Scott Simon about how American movies have dealt with racial issues over the years. This year's Oscar nominee Crash expands the debate beyond black and white.

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