The Crash Reel

The Crash Reel (2013) is unrated and has a runtime of 108 minutes.

A snowboarder soars over a crowd of photographers and colorful balloons.

Fifteen years of footage shows the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Kevin Pearce and Shaun White. These two childhood friends who were the top two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another towards more dangerous tricks. This changed when Kevin crashed on a Park City half-pipe, fighting for his life. All Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear it could kill him.

Cast: Kevin Pearce, Adam Pearce, David Pearce, Pia Pearce, Andrew Pearce, Simon Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Jake Burton, Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani

Genre: Documentary

Producer: Julian Cautherley, Sabrina Doyle, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Martha Eidsness Mitchell, Sheila Nevins, Lucy Walker

Writer: Pedro Kos, Lucy Walker

Director: Lucy Walker

"This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports."

On Saturday November 2, Producer Julian Cautherley joined the Festival audience via Skype for a brief Q&A.

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The 2013 film lineup:

Getting Up: The Tempt One Story The Crash Reel