Snowboarder Kevin Pearce stars in film at Sundance

PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Published:

The camera zoomed out as snowboarder Kevin Pearce sank deeper into the leather rocking chair, his voice quivering with every word he whispered to his therapist.

Just when Pearce thought he was making progress from a traumatic brain injury he suffered during a frightful fall in the halfpipe three years ago, more bad news followed.

On this day, he found out he needed additional eye surgeries to correct his double vision.

The camera closed in tight on his brother, Adam, as a tear rolled down his cheek.

That's just one of the touching scenes in the film "The Crash Reel," a documentary about Kevin Pearce's return from his life-altering accident set to premiere on Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.