The Crash Reel

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The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel 2013.jpg
Directed by Lucy Walker
Produced by Julian Cautherley
Lucy Walker
Written by Pedro Kos
Lucy Walker
Starring Kevin Pearce
Music by Moby
Cinematography Nick Higgins
Edited by Pedro Kos
Production
company
Impact Partners
Tree Tree Tree
Distributed by HBO Documentary Films
Phase 4 Films
Release dates January 18, 2013 (Sundance Film Festival)
July 15, 2013
Running time 108 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Crash Reel is a documentary film directed by Lucy Walker which premiered as the Opening Night Gala film on 19 January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival.

Lucy first met Kevin Pearce while mentoring at a retreat intended to inspire Nike's action sports athletes to use their platform for social change at the invitation of David Mayer de Rothschild who had created the event. Lucy was immediately struck by Kevin and wanted to make a documentary film about him, and the result is The Crash Reel, which premiered at Sundance on January 18, 2013 as the Opening Night Gala film in the Documentary Premieres section (out of competition).

The film is described as a jaw-dropping story of one unforgettable athlete, Kevin Pearce; one eye-popping sport, snowboarding; and one explosive issue, traumatic brain injury.[citation needed] Through 20 years of sports and verite footage, The Crash Reel chronicles the epic rivalry between Kevin and Shaun White which culminates in Kevin's life-changing crash and a comeback story with a difference. The film also showcases the Pearce family, including Kevin's father glass-blower Simon Pearce and Kevin's brother David C. Pearce who describes his struggle to accept his Down Syndrome.

The film also premiered at the X Games on January 23, 2013 in Aspen as the first ever movie to play as a featured part of the event.[citation needed]

Soundtrack[edit]

Transcribed from the ending credits.

Performed by Track Title
Groove Armada "Paper Romance"
Lykke Li "I Know Places"
Stars of the Lid "Central Texas", "A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaningless Process"
Canned Heat "Going Up the Country"
DJ Shadow "Giving up the Ghost"
Underworld "Mmm Skyscraper... I Love You"
Cliff Martinez "Where's The Deluxe Version?", "They Broke His Pelvis", "My Name on a Car"
The Chemical Brothers "K+D+B"
Sigur Rós "Ekki múkk"
The Hives "Come On!"
Bon Iver "Holocene
José González "Down the Line", "Crosses/Crosses"
Spiritualized "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space"
Ben Howard "Black Flies"
Moby "JLTF"
Aarktica "You Have Cured a Million Ghosts"
Tycho "A Walk"
Grizzly Bear "Sun in Your Eyes"
M83 "Wait", "My Tears Are Becoming a Sea"
Ryan Adams "I See Monsters"
Asaf Avidan "One Day Reckoning Song"
Crystal Castles Child I Will Hurt You

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