Free Community Screening of: The Crash Reel

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Free Community Screening of: The Crash Reel

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | 7:00 pm
SLC, Park City, Ogden, Provo, UT

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This eye-popping, yet intimate, story of U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce uses years of vérité footage to expose the excitement and appeal, as well as the high stakes, of participating in extreme-action sports. Training to compete against longtime rival Shaun White at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Kevin suffered severe traumatic brain injury from a 2009 accident in Park City, Utah. His tight-knit Vermont family flew to his side, and together they began an intensive process of trying to rehabilitate him and help him rebuild his permanently damaged life. Kevin’s determination and the tireless support of family and friends kept him focused on recovery. But when he insisted he wanted to return to the sport he loved, his family objected. As an elite athlete, Kevin was a professional risk taker, but as a brain-injury survivor, his skills were now impaired, and even a small blow to the head could kill him.

Locations:

Salt Lake City | Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Post screening Skype Q&A with Filmmaker Lucy Walker moderated by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio.

Park City | Park City Library
Post screening Q&A with a moderated panel discussion.
Presented in association with the Park City Film Series.

Ogden | Peery’s Egyptian Theatre
Post screening Q&A with a moderated panel discussion.

Sundance Resort Screening Room