The Crash Reel

Lucy Walker - 107'
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SYNOPSIS

As the 2010 Winter Olympics approach, Kevin Pearce is considered the onlysnowboarder who can beat legend Shaun White. Attempting a new trick, Kevin crashes, sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When he recovers from his coma, he wants to get straight back on his snowboard, despite doctors telling him even a tiny blow to his head will kill him. The film crafts cinematic sequences using 232 archival sources plus new footage, creating a tale of family, growing up and self-acceptance, raising important questions about our culture of extremes, and revealing a remarkable family's functionality in the face of disability. ALT one liner: Lucy Walker follows snowboarding Olympic hopeful, Kevin Pearce, who suffers a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 winter games and creates a tale of family, growing up and self-acceptance, which raises important questions about our culture of extremes, and reveals a remarkable family's functionality in the face of disability challenges.

CATEGORY

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CAST

DIRECTOR:
Lucy Walker
PRODUCER:
Julian Cautherley
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nick Higgins
EDITOR:
Pedro Kos

INFORMATION

Country:
United States
Year:
2013

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
107 min