Apparently it is press release day here at The Concussion Blog, ha. The film that used Chris Nowinski’s “Head Games” as its base will be released September 21st for the general public. Although I was invited to the premiere in Chicago I could not make it, so I too am looking forward to what Steve James has directed. Regardless of who produced this work it has the potential to provide the needed awareness about the negative culture of sports in regards to concussions. Here it the official press release;
Award-winning filmmaker tackles hot-button issue of concussions in sport
New York, July 31, 2012 – Variance Films announced today that it has acquired theatrical rights to HEAD GAMES, the new documentary feature from acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” The Interrupters”) that takes a nuanced, intelligent look at the concussion crisis in American sports. The film will begin its theatrical run on September 21st in select cities and expand throughout top markets in September and October, with select screenings to feature guest speakers and panel discussions.
Additionally, audiences elsewhere will have the opportunity to bring the film to their local theaters using Tugg, a new collective-action web platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters.
HEAD GAMES contrasts eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts with first-hand accounts from athletes, coaches, and parents who Continue reading