The Crash Reel

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The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel 2013.jpg
Directed byLucy Walker
Written byPedro Kos
Lucy Walker
Produced byJulian Cautherley
Lucy Walker
StarringKevin Pearce
CinematographyNick Higgins
Edited byPedro Kos
Music byMoby
Impact Partners
Tree Tree Tree
Distributed byHBO Documentary Films
Phase 4 Films
Release date
January 18, 2013 (Sundance Film Festival)
July 15, 2013
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.

Through 20 years of sports and verite footage, The Crash Reel chronicles the rivalry between Kevin Pearce and Shaun White which culminates in Kevin's life-changing crash and later comeback. 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]


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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