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Posted: 5:46 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014

Snowboarder Kevin Pearce to attend screening of "The Crash Reel" 

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Snowboarder Kevin Pearce to attend screening of 'The Crash Reel'
The Crash Reel
'The Crash Reel' will screen Friday at the Livestrong Foundation.

By Pam LeBlanc


A special screening of "The Crash Reel," a documentary about professional snow boarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a critical head injury while attempting a snowboard half-pipe trick in the months leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, is set for Friday at the Livestrong Foundation.

Pearce, who recovered from the accident but retired from snowboarding, will answer questions before the screening. Doors open at 6 and the screening starts at 7 p.m. at the foundation, 2201 E. Sixth Street.

Austin fitness studio Kor180 is hosting the screening, in partnership with Love Your Brain, Delish Cupcakes and Deep Eddy Vodka. Admission is a $15 suggested donation to Kevin’s organizations, Love Your Brain and the Kevin Pearce Fund.

Pearce was injured when he struck his head above the left eye when he crashed during a half-pipe training run while trying a trick called a cab double cork. The documentary, by filmmaker Lucy Walker, follows the aftermath of the snowboarder's injury, and includes footage of his close-knit family and friends.

"Our Mission at Kor180 is to help people live life in an inspired way and we are honored to be able to bring Kevin and his inspiring story to Austin," Maja Kermath, co-founder of Kor180.

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Pam LeBlanc

About Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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