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The Crash Reel

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Lucy Walker

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About the Movie

The gripping and unforgettable story of elite athlete and champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Using footage from hundreds of sources over two decades, The Crash Reel chronicles Kevin's epic rise to fame on the international snowboarding circuit, which tragically culminates in a life-changing crash that leaves Kevin in a critical condition and suffering a traumatic brain injury that will forever impact his sporting career and his daily life. The Crash Reel is a comeback story with a difference, as Kevin must face not only his lifelong disability but also the emotional heartache inflicted on his family when Kevin, with dogged determination, goes against their wishes and medical advice and decides to take up snowboarding again professionally. Two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker uses the intimacy of cinema vérité to take us on an exhilarating ride straight to the beating heart of an incredible sport, and asks the visceral, powerful question; what price do we pay for our passions? An insightful, deeply emotional adrenaline-filled story boasting an excellent soundtrack, The Crash Reel is a profoundly moving portrait of an extraordinary family confronted with a devastating injury, who come together to help a gifted athlete re-discover himself and find purpose and meaning in the wake of a lost dream.

Customer Reviews

The best doco I've seen in a long time!

I can't begin to describe how amazing Kevin's story is. His family, his "frends"… it is such a moving film! Truly inspiring and his survival and strength of spirit is amazing. A must see.

The real deal

Great documentary about the rise, fall, love, support, friends and family of a inspiring young athletes crash from stardom. Learning how to deal with a life threating brain injury that stole his passion and love for snowboarding.

The Crash Reel.

A sobering account of an incredibly talented persons journey back from the brink of death.
Not only of his journey that of his family, close "frends" and competitors.
Worthy of your time. Spectacular footage, fun at times horrible at other times.
Broaches the subject of death injury and permanent disability of our fearless youth.
Thanks for sharing your journey Kevin and to the people that brought to us in this film.

The Crash Reel
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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