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ABOUT THE FILM

Being Evel

Millions know the man, but few know his story. In BEING EVEL, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Junge and actor/producer Johnny Knoxville take a candid look at American daredevil and icon Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel, while also reflecting on our voracious public appetite for heroes and spectacle. A generation grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel – watching him on sports shows and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the ‘70s. But few knew the incredible and often complex aspects of his epic life, which, like his jumps, was sometimes glorious and sometimes disastrous. With an entire genre of sports ascending from his daring inventiveness, now is the time to look at this extreme man and his complicated legacy. Featuring interviews with Knoxville, George Hamilton, Mat Hoffman, Travis Pastrana, Tony Hawk, and many more, BEING EVEL delivers thrills and spills, while also reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves.

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