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The Crash Reel: Film Screening and Discussion with the Director and Star

By Boston University Associate Provost & Dean of Students

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, November 14, 2013 · 6 - 9pm EST


Law Auditorium Boston University School of Law 765 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA 02215


This award winning HBO documentary follows the life of snowboarder Kevin Pearce after he suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury while training for the 2010 Olympics. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker follows his injury, rehabilitation and decisions about participating in the sport afterward while simultaneously layering an intimate look into Kevin's supportive family dynamic. A Q&A with special guests Lucy Walker, Kevin Pearce, and BU Medical representatives will conclude the evening.

"Ultimately, "The Crash Reel" transcends the conventional sports doc for precisely this reason: it refuses to moralize the painful reality of extreme sports, and then explores the juggling act of love and caution that each athlete, and their families, practices every day."

For more information on the film, visit

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