A Dangerous Game
October 19, 2012
Head Games, a new documentary about sports and concussions directed by Steve James (“Hoop Dreams,” “The Interrupters”), is quickly becoming an important counterpoint to the start of football season, as the debate over head trauma continues to be discussed nationally. Columbia College Chicago’s Bruce Sheridan, chairman of the Film & Video Department, played an integral part in bringing the film to the forefront, acting as the project’s producer.
Called a “major threat” in the Best Documentary race at this year’s Academy Awards by The Hollywood Reporter, Head Games has already received several awards and honors, including winning for Best Documentary at the Boston Film Festival.
The documentary was inspired by the book “Head Games,” which was written by former Ivy League football star and WWE wrestler Christopher Nowinski. The film features interviews with Nowinski and other notable sports stars and reporters, including Bob Costas (NBC Sports), Keith Primeau (NHL All-Star), Cindy Parlow Cone (Olympic Gold Medalist, Women’s Soccer) and more.
The film is now in select theaters (schedule here) and available on-demand.