Mountain Film & Telski: “The Crash Reel”

Mountain Film & Telski: “The Crash Reel”

45“Crash Reel” tells the dramatic story of an unforgettable athlete and champion, Kevin Pearce; the eye-popping sport of snowboarding; and an explosive, timely issue, Traumatic Brain Injury. Through 20 years of astounding action and verité footage, director Lucy Walker’s documentary chronicles the epic rise of the snowboarder and a life-changing crash. In this portrait of an extraordinary family confronted with the devastating injury of a son and brother, everyone comes together to help Kevin, an abundantly gifted young man, re-discover himself and find renewed purpose and meaning in the wake of a lost dream.

“The Crash Reel” screened at Mountainfilm in Telluride 2013. If you missed it or want to relive the inspirational story, Mountainfilm and the Telluride Ski & Golf Company (Telski) screen the film at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village on Friday, March  14, with special guest Kevin Pearce, who will take part in a Q &A . Doors and cash bar at 5 p.m.; show time is 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door; children 12 & under, $10 online and $15 at the door. Purchase your tickets here. The event is a fundraiser for Mountainfilm.

Lucy Walker is becoming a Mountainfilm regular. Before “The Crash Reel,” two other memorable films screened at the festival: “Waste Land” and “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.” All three of her docs are ultimately about the transformative power of art, both man-made and in the natural world, and the beauty and resiliency of the human spirit.


To learn more about Lucy Walker and “The Crash Reel,” click the “play” button and listen to the interview recorded in May 2013.


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