McConkey (2013)

McConkey

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"McConkey" is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, "McConkey" celebrates the life of one of the world's ultimate innovators. (c) Official … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness
Directed By: , , , , ,
Written By: Murray Wais, Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney, Steve Winter, David Zieff
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On DVD: Feb 4, 2014
Runtime:

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

It's not about why he was such a thrill-seeking risk-taker but about appreciating his success in living life on his own terms.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
New York Times
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Witnessing him defy long odds, gravity and death is a thrill; even the uninitiated should find his unresolved father complex of interest.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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The grief we see among those who loved him is brief yet palpable. But the emotion we're left with is more uplifting ...

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Village Voice
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His life journey was brief but breathtaking, so it's fitting that this first biographical portrait of Shane McConkey matches the same description.

Full Review… | November 1, 2013
Canada.com

McConkey is simultaneously engaging and frustratingly superficial.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
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