USA, 2013, 109 mins.
Friday, March 15 at 7pm
show is sold out, but we are setting up an alternate screening room at
the Chilmark School. Tickets for this screening will be $5 for members,
$10 for non-members. If you are interested in tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The latest film from Academy Award–nominated director Lucy Walker (Waste Land, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom) is the story of U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury while training for the Olympics. She uses years of vérité footage to expose the excitement and appeal of extreme-action sports, while getting an insider’s view into Kevin’s tight-knit Vermont family as they begin the intensive process of trying to rehabilitate him. This thoughtful and probing documentary sheds light on the alarming trend of athletes pushing the boundaries past the limit, while letting us share one family’s remarkable journey.
Watch a clip from the film.
“By turns pulse-quickening and contemplative, The Crash Reel is a thoroughly winning docu portrait…”
– Rob Nelson, Variety