Kevin Pearce Film To Debut At Sundance

by The Editors on December 4, 2012


Lucy Walker’s documentary film The Crash Reel, which tells the story of Kevin Pearce’s massive head injury and his road back to recovery, is set to debut January 18, 2013 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, according to a story in the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Choosing “The Crash Reel” for the Salt Lake City opening was easy, said festival director John Cooper. “These are people that the locals know quite well,” Cooper said of Pearce, the snowboarding community, and the University of Utah doctors who treated Pearce after his Dec. 31, 1999, crash [SIC: crash was actually December 31, 2009]. . . Walker’s film “does celebrate [Pearce] as an incredible athlete. And it looks at the issues of safety in an important way, but it’s not preachy at all,” said Trevor Groth, the festival’s programming director.

We’re looking forward to seeing this one, later. You know, when it comes out on iTunes.

[Link: SLC Tribune]

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Oy4Lyfe! December 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

Wow, Dec. 31, 1999 seems like yesterday…..

pete mendo January 21, 2013 at 10:39 am

wow…sounds super heavy. I didn’t realize he wouldnt be competing again. so sad. They are screening this film at winter x games as well on 1.23.13 from 7-9 at the Wheeler Opera House during X Games, will be seeing it there.

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