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    The Crash Reel Director Lucy Walker on Snowboarding and Simone de Beauvoir

    An in-depth interview with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, whose latest documentary, 'The Crash Reel,' opens on December 13.

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    Review: Oscar Contender 'The Crash Reel' Is A Moving, Effective Exploration Of Extreme Sports

    Lucy Walker’s “The Crash Reel” would have been compelling if it were just about snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s career and impressive skills in the half pipe. Instead, we get a number of movies in one: a chronicle of Pearce’s attempts to return to normalcy after a brain injury, a showdown between Pearce ...

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    Five Women Directors Make the Documentary Oscar Shortlist

    Once again, the Oscar documentary shortlist for the 2014 ceremony, announced yesterday, is an idiosyncratic mix of crowd favorites and obscure titles.

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    The Documentary Oscar Shortlist Has Landed

    Well, after we had the temerity to predict the Oscar shortlist of 15 documentaries, we didn't do half bad.

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    Women and Hollywood December 2013 Film Preview

    Here are the women-centric, women-directed and women-written films that you should keep on your radar for December.

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    'Crash Reel' Documentarian Lucy Walker Knows Where She's Going

    Lucy Walker's moving and shocking verite doc "The Crash Reel" will play in the upcoming DOC NYC, running November 14 through 21. Our TOH! interview, below.

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    Watch: Lucy Walker and Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Knew 'The Crash Reel' Would Touch Millions

    Kevin Pearce was a strong hopeful for the 2010 Olympic US Snowboarding Team when a slight miscalculation in his cab double cork trick left him facedown on a halfpipe in Park City, Utah. The massive blow to the area above his left eye rendered him unconscious, causing the onsite medics to order an ai...

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    LAFF: 'Short Term 12,' 'Crash Reel,' Indiewire Influencers Rock the Regal

    I'm getting used to schlepping downtown on Olympic to LAFF and laying down my 8 bucks for parking at LA Live. The theaters at Regal Cinemas were packed for two fest hits, Destin Cretton's SXSW prize-winner "Short Term 12" and Lucy Walker's Sundance entry "Crash Reel," which brought a standing ovatio...

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    Phase 4 Acquires Lucy Walker's Snowboarding Documentary 'The Crash Reel' for Winter Release

    Phase 4 Films announced today from Cannes that the company has acquired all North American rights to Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker's documentary "The Crash Reel." HBO, who helped to finance the film, will retain U.S. television broadcast rights. Phase 4 is planning an early Winter 20...

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    On the Ground in Berlin

    I arrived in Berlin two days ago from NY after the huge success of The Athena Film Festival.  Did you hear we had a blizzard and people still came.  I missed the opening weekend craziness and after the insanity at the beginning of Sundance, I was really glad not to have to deal with it.&nb...

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