Today’s Hot Trailer: "The public health issue of our time"
As anyone who's ever played contact sports will tell you, injuries are an unfortunate, but almost inevitable, part of any game. But, whether the athletes are Pee Wee Football kids or NFL pros, head injuries can lead to permanent impairment and even death. In his new documentary, Head Games, Academy Award-nominated director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) documents the efforts of former football player and wrestler Christopher Nowinski to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports-related head injuries and to raise awareness of the seriousness of the topic among athletes, coaches, medical professionals and members of Congress.
"This is a film that I hope reaches a broad audience," said James after Variance Films announced that it had acquired theatrical rights to the documentary, "and, in particular, amateur athletes and their families — who really need to become better informed on this huge public health issue." Head Games open in select cities on Sept. 21st. Posted 08.31.12 by BrentJS