Published January 18, 2013
"The Crash Reel," a documentary about former snowboarder Kevin Pearce
, premieres Friday at the Sundance Film Festival as part of the event's opening-night gala. The movie, produced by HBO and directed by Lucy Walker
, "includes the first public look at footage of the crash and its immediate aftermath." There will also be a special screening of the film next Wednesday in Aspen "for another part of Kevin's family: the X Games community" (SI, 1/21 issue
The AP's Pat Graham writes, "This movie was filled with stirring scenes
." The Park City PARK RECORD's Nan Chalat Noaker writes the film is "certain to resonate with local audiences
" at Sundance.