Going in to watch “Crash Reel,” I hadn’t known a thing about it. As the documentary by Lucy Walker, starring Kevin Pearce, a one time Olympian hopeful raised on the hills of Vermont, began, there was a lot of rustling going on in the room. With popcorn bags and warm cookies offered to the audience, there was the sound of munching and crackling bags as the beginning of the movie started by showing Youtube style clips. Until suddenly the room turned silent. You could hear a pin drop.
The moment the film concluded, spontaneously and synchronistically the entire room was on its toes, a sustained and heartfelt applause for Keven and Adam Pearce, who wre present at the showing.