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With sports journalism increasingly focused on nervy issues of safety and health in today's ever-riskier athleticism, "The Crash Reel" asks pointed questions about hazard, reward and consequence, forcing us to look anew at the rush attached to so many high-stakes sports.
"The Crash Reel"
Rating: No MPAA rating
Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Playing at: Laemmle Monica 4.