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2013 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Untitled Lucy Walker Snowboarding Documentary

Usually a backdrop for ski/snowboarding, Park City and the fest could serve as an ideal venue to showcase Lucy Walker’s latest untitled film, a docu on Kevin Pearce and his horrible injury/accident which will show in an uncompleted form at the IDFA this year. Walker has so far brought 2002’s Devil’s Playground, 2010’s Waste Land and Countdown to Zero and last year’s Jury Prize Short, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom to the fest. Also on slate for Walker are shorts films Crooked Lines and Secrets of the Mongolian Archers.

Gist: The dramatic story of one unforgettable character, Kevin Pearce. One eye-popping sport, snowboarding. And one explosive issue, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Production Co./Producers: Tree Tree Tree’s Lucy Walker and Julian Cautherley for Kevin Rides Again, LLC,

Prediction: U.S. Documentary Competition

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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