Martha Mitchell of THE CRASH REEL
July 26, 2013 by Mike McNamara
Whether you've ever set foot on a snowboard or not, the critically acclaimed doc THE CRASH REEL is a must see. Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. THE CRASH REEL opened this year's Sundance Film Festival and is available for viewing this instant on HBO On Demand. Associate producer Martha Mitchell stopped by SCREEN to give our Mike McNamara a preview of the film... enjoy!
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