CRJ: The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon premiered to the world at CR’s home mountain Squaw Valley Resort in Olympic Valley, CA on Saturday, September 14, 2013 to an excited crowd of more than 500 people including CR’s family. Since it’s Squaw Valley debut, the film has premiered in Salt Lake City, Fort Collins, Seattle, Boston, Munich, Park City, Sydney and the Inspired Media Internet Release Party broadcasted live from Panama with all proceeds benefitting the CR Johnson Healing Center for a combined total views of over 10,000.
CRJ: The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon will be available for streaming on November 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day, at: http://movie.crjohnson.org
Charles Russell Johnson III, better known as CR or CRJ, was a pioneer in the freeskiing movement. People recognized CR’s talent from a young age, and, at the age of 17, he rose to skiing stardom after landing a 1440 (degree rotation) at his home mountain of Squaw Valley. During his career, CR competed in the Slopestyle and Superpipe Winter X Games events, filmed with many top-tier ski film production companies, and returned to a professional level of freeskiing after a life altering and career threatening head injury in 2005. Throughout his highly public skiing career, CR’s passion for skiing and dedication to the sport set him apart. Despite injuries and setbacks, CR couldn’t stop skiing because for him, skiing was just too much fun.
CR passed tragically in a skiing accident at Squaw Valley on February 24, 2010 at the age of 26. 4FRNT’s new film is dedicated to CR’s legacy with 4FRNT as an athlete, ski shaper, owner and most importantly, friend. All proceeds from the film will benefit the CR Johnson Healing Center – a program service of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries.
CRJ: The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon – OFFICIAL TRAILER: