A topic on the minds of many NFL fans and players around the country is player safety. More specifically, the topic of head injuries. Well, on Friday, September 21, a documentary is being released about this very topic. Variance Films is releasing “Head Games”, here is the synopsis:
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.
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?”
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
RUN TIME: 91 minutes
MPAA RATING: Not yet rated, appropriate for all ages
OFFICIAL SITE: http://www.headgamesthefilm.com
Enjoy the trailer: