Being Evel

USA | 2015 | 100 minutes | Daniel Junge

Take a wheelie-popping wild ride through the larger-than-life story of iconic daredevil Evel Knievel, a young rebel from Butte, Montana who became, as Johnny Carson said, "the only man in history who has become very wealthy by trying to kill himself." Wear a helmet. Director Daniel Junge scheduled to attend.

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Evel Knievel is the most famous daredevil in history, the top sports star of the ’70s, and an inspiration to a generation of children. But the same outsized ego that made him the ultimate showman also led to a mess of contradictions: he was hero and an outlaw, a groundbreaker and a huckster, a saint and a cad. Propulsive and rambunctious, Being Evel jumps head-on into the larger-than-life story of Robert "Evel" Knievel, a rebellious youth from Butte, Montana, who captured the world's imagination with his one man franchise of daring-dos and crash-landing-don'ts. In 1967, Knievel made headlines for his bone-shattering motorcycle spill while attempting to jump the fountains at Caesars Palace, launching a decade-long career as, to quote Johnny Carson, "the only man in history who has become very wealthy by trying to kill himself." Narrated by Johnny Knoxville, Being Evel follows Knievel's meteoric rise with unbelievable vintage film clips and candid interviews with family and friends, yet doesn't shy away from the very real human failings of the man inside the red, white, and blue jumpsuit—making this the first documentary to stare into the face of pure Evel.

Director Biography
Daniel Junge is an Oscar and Emmy winning filmmaker. His past films include They Killed Sister Dorothy (SXSW Grand Jury and Audience winner), The Last Campaign Of Governor Booth Gardner (Oscar nominee) and Saving Face (Oscar winner).

Sponsored by KOMO-TV, AARP of Washington, Lagunitas Brewing Company

  • Director: Daniel Junge
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 100 minutes
  • Producer: Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman, Brendan Kiernan, Justin Moore-Lewy, Daniel Junge
  • Screenplay: Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe
  • Cinematographers: Robert Muratore
  • Editors: Davis Coombe
  • Music: John Jennings Boyd
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Beyond the Brick: A LEGO® Brickumentary (Doc, 2014), Fight Church (Doc, 2014), They Killed Sister Dorothy (Doc, 2008), Iron Ladies of Liberia (Doc, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Submarine Entertainment