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Monday, July 15, 2013

The Crash Reel premieres tonight

The Crash Reel is directed by two-time Oscar nominee Lucy Walker and it's about the American snowboarding champion Kevin Pearce who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2009.  Pearce was having his best season ever and training to challenge his friend-turned-rival Shaun White in the 2010 Olympics when he suffered the injury which left him in a coma & a very long process of getting used to a lifelong disability.

The documentary shares footage that had been filmed over two decades to show his close-knit family and friends and the soul of this high stakes extreme sport.  The Crash Reel is an exhilarating ride through Pearce's world and shouldn't be missed.  It premieres tonight at 9:00 on HBO & was an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award at South by Southwest Film Festival.

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