Head Games

Tuesday, November 20th at 7:30pm

The provocative new documentary from Hoop Dreams director Steve James!


“A complex, determined look at one of the most pernicious problems facing organized sports on all levels …” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“This documentary by Steve James paints a devastating picture of the long-term consequences of head injuries among pro NFL players.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Head Games gains credibility and power from compassion for athletes and respect for their accomplishments.” – AO Scott, New York Times


From acclaimed filmmaker Steve James, director of Hoops Dreams and The Interrupters, comes Head Games, 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. (Dir. by Steve James, 2012, 96 min., Rated PG-13) HD Digital Presentation


Visit the official movie website

Read an interview with director Steve James


Head Games - Trailer from Head Games on Vimeo.


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