Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Being Evel

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 100 minutes

Being Evel
Being Evel

In the history of sports, few names are more recognizable than that of Evel Knievel. Long after the man hung up his famous white leather jumpsuit and rode his Harley into the sunset, his name is still synonymous with the death-defying lifestyle he led. Notoriously brash, bold, and daring, Knievel stared death in the face from the seat of his motorcycle, but few know the larger-than-life story of the boy from Butte, Montana. After an adolescence riddled with petty thievery and general rabble-rousing, Knievel set his sights on superstardom, a feat he achieved when televisions around the world aired the startling crash footage of his 1967 attempt to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The jump was spectacular, but the failed landing that sent him skidding like a ragdoll across the asphalt was the main attraction. Throughout the 1970s, his legacy as King of the Daredevils spawned action figures, movies, and a generation of kids who wanted to be just like Evel. Featuring insights from current action sports superstars who were inspired by Evel's iconic career, BEING EVEL immerses you in a life story so incredible that you'd swear it was a tall tale. – Sundance Film Festival

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:50 PM -
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11:50 AM -
Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Daniel Junge

Daniel Junge is an Oscar®-winning director who, in addition to his feature documentaries, is known for his award-winning documentary shorts "The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner" and "Saving Face."

"Chiefs" (2002), "Iron Ladies of Liberia" (2007) – 32nd CIFF, "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (2008) – 33rd CIFF, "Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary" (2014), "Fight Church" (2014), BEING EVEL (2015)

Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman, Brendan Kiernan, Justin Moore-Lewy, Daniel Junge

Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe

Robert Muratore

Davis Coombe

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