If you're at X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival this weekend hopefully you got a chance to check out Teton Gravity Research's film One For The Road on Thursday. If you're planning on sticking out the 30 film line up, be sure to catch the world premier of The Miserable Champion on Saturday, January 14 at 10 p.m. A shocking portrait of one of the most notorious athletes of all-time, action sports hero Shaun Palmer. After a year of wait since the trailer was released, it's safe to say the anticipation is high for this inside look into Palmer's life.
This tell-all movie reveals Shaun from birth to the near fatal overdose to his comeback to make the 2006 Olympic Team. Palmer's The Miserable Champion is an intense look at Shaun’s ups and downs, background of growing up with no father figure, evolution from rags to riches and his experiences with sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. Shaun’s story is like no other athlete’s in history. He has been at the top of snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing and motocross. USA Today even asked the question, “Is this the world’s greatest athlete?” Watch the trailer above and check out the film to find out for yourself.
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