Copious man-tears were shed last night at Aspen's Wheeler Opera house at a preview for Palmer: Miserable Champion, a documentary on anti-hero Shaun Palmer. X Games icons such as Ross Powers, Nate Holland and Andy Finch (in an air cast after tweaking his ankle in Friday's snowboard SuperPipe practice) turned out to peep the work-in-progress. What they saw was an emotional blast that transcended the usual gee-whiz action sports movies to touch a universal nerve of redemption.
The film, being ...
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