2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Being Evel

Tuesday, March 17
8:30PM - 10:10PM


A generation of Americans grew up worshipping self-styled hero Evel Knievel - watching him every Saturday on Wide World of Sports and buying his Ideal toys. For producer/subject Johnny Knoxville and so many others, he was the ultimate antidote to the disenchantment of the 70's. 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. Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge delivers thrills and spills, while reflecting on what our heroes represent in ourselves.

*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100min

Director: Daniel Junge

Executive Producer: Molly Thompson, George Hamilton

Producer: Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Mat Hoffman

Screenwriter: Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe

Cinematographer: Robert Muratore

Editor: Davis Coombe

Sound Designer: Lawrence Everson

Music: John Jennings Boyd

Additional Credits: Producer: Brendan Kiernan, Producer: Justin Moore-Lewy, Producer: Daniel Junge, Music Supervisor: Bruce Gilbert, Co-Producer: Chelsea Matter


Daniel Junge is an Oscar and Emmy winning filmmaker. His past films include Chiefs (Tribeca FF Grand Jury winner), They Killed Sister Dorothy (SXSW Grand Jury and Audience winner), Iron Ladies of Liberia (Toronto FF selection), The Last Camping of Governor Booth Gardner (Oscar nominee) and Saving Face (Oscar winner).

Distributor: A&E/History Films & Gravitas Ventures

Sales Agent: Josh Braun

Public Film Contact
Chelsea Matter



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