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The Crash Reel: The Rise and Fall of Kevin Pearce

'The Crash Reel: The Rise and Fall of Kevin Pearce' is the next film in Indie Films Fernie playing at the Vogue Theatre for one night on Monday, Feb. 3.
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The Crash Reel: The Rise and Fall of Kevin Pearce is the next film in the Indie Films Fernie series. Crash Reel explores U.S. Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s recovery after a devastating injury while training at Park City, Utah in 2009. A massive brain trauma impedes his recovery. The risk of a slight blow to his head could cause him to die. Yet he wants to return to snowboarding, his one true love.

A film full of stunning achievements in a high risk sport by an Olympic contender and the challenge for the once elite athlete to come to terms with his new challenge as a brain-injury survivor. Academy Award–nominated documentarian Lucy Walker delivers a deeply moving portrait of Pearce while asking serious and fundamental questions about the entire culture of high-risk sports.

Crash Reel is playing at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, February 3 for one showing only. Don’t miss out on this award winning film.

 

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