Through the Lens: Being Evel
Monday, we continue our Through the Lens series with Daniel Junge’s film Being Evel. It’s a profile of Robert “Evel” Knievel, America’s most famous daredevil. He practically invented the genre of extreme sports and was considered a superhero in his day. To the thrill of millions, he jumped motorcycles over canyons, cars, buses, and perhaps most memorably, the fountain at Caesars Palace. Junge joins us to talk about Knievel’s trailblazing, tumultuous life and the motivations behind his death-defying feats.
Join us for a free screening of Daniel Junge’s film Being Evel on Thursday, August13 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A with Junge. It’s all part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film Center. If you're a member of KUER or the Film Center, bring your membership card to the screening for early access. RSVP to the event via Facebook | DETAILS
Daniel Junge’s film “Saving Face” won the 2011 Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Being Evel premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition. Junge co-directed the newly released film, Brick by Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary, which is now screening at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City.