Cast + Crew:
Featuring Interviews With: Christopher Nowinski, Bob Costas (NBC Sports), Keith Primeau (NHL All-Star), Cindy Parlow Cone (Olympic Soccer Gold Medalist), Dr. Robert Cantu (Boston University), Dr. Ann McKee, Dr. Doug Smith
September 21, 2012 (NY and LA), October, 2012 (Expands)
Director/s: Steve James
Bruce Sheridan and Steve James
From acclaimed director Steve James (Academy Award-nominated "Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters"), HEAD GAMES is a revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports. Athletes from the professional to the youth levels share their personal struggles in dealing with the devastating and long-term effects of concussions, an epidemic fueled by the 'leave everything on the field' culture so prominent in American sport.
More Info on This Release:
Inspired by events from the book 'Head Games' written by former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, the film contrasts eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts with first-hand accounts from the athletes, coaches, and parents who must tread the difficult balance between sports excellence and basic self-preservation.
HEAD GAMES will expose viewers to one of the leading public health issues of our time, raising the question: “How much of you are you willing to lose for a game?”
Distributor: Variance Films
Running Time: 91 Minutes
M.P.A.A. Rating: Not yet rated, appropriate for all ages