Despite a ton of recent coverage, I knew we'd end up accidentally overlooking something in this year's jam-packed Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and an online commenter found it: the story of Kalispell native Tanner Hall, the winningest and most controversial skier of the past decade.
Like a Lion makes its Montana premiere Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the Wilma, and it promises an intimate look at Hall's roller-coaster ride on and off the slopes. For those unfamiliar with Hall, he's a seven-time X Games gold medalist, five-time U.S. Open champion and has been named skier of the year twice, in 2005 and 2007. He's also a bit of a bad boy who pushes the limits of his sport, and openly admits to smoking marijuana as part of his Rasta lifestyle.
Check out the trailer below, or just go see the film tomorrow night: