The Crash Reel: Film Screening and Discussion with the Director and Star
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
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." -RobertEbert.com
For more information on the film, visit www.thecrashreel.com.
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