Friday Download: Being Evel

The man, the myth, and the origins of extreme sports.

“Nobody wants to see me die, but they don’t want to miss it if I do.” Evel Knievel was maybe the ultimate badass: the fearless (reckless) father of extreme sports, the daredevil who attempted over 75 jumps, and survived over 433 fractures.  For Knievel, the leap was always worth the the cost of the crash. The myth lives on.

Being Evel, directed by Daniel Junge, explores the life and legacy of Knieval: the emergence of extreme sports; the making and marketing of a performance athlete. If you’re looking for a shot of courage this weekend: cop the full film on BitTorrent.

Download the Being Evel BitTorrent Bundle.