December 13, 2013

The Crash Reel Kevin Pearce Movie


Snowboarding News | Wednesday December 04, 2013 | Shared By: Jason Hennessey

The Crash Reel chronicles the snowboarding accident of professional snowboarder, Kevin Pearce, and his re-ascent toward recovery.

This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports.

An escalating rivalry between Kevin and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma following a training accident in Park City, Utah. Kevin's tight-knit Vermont family flies to his side and helps him rebuild his life as a brain injury survivor. But when he insists he wants to return to the sport he still loves, his family intervenes with his eloquent brother David speaking for all of them when he says, “I just don’t want you to die.” Kevin’s doctors caution him that even a small blow to the head could be enough to kill him. Will Kevin defy them and insist on pursuing his passion? With his now impaired skills, what other options does he have? How much risk is too much?

Directed by twice Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, Countdown to Zero, Waste Land, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Featuring: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Danny Davis, Ellery Hollingsworth, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani and Luke Mitrani
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