Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Library Tonight Features ‘Head Games’ Concussion Film Image

Thanks to the hard work of several parents, Westport tonight will be one of the first communities to view “Head Games,” which organizers describe as a “revealing documentary about the silent concussion crisis in American sports.” It will be shown at 7 p.m at the McManus Room of the Westport Public Library.

It is directed by Steve James, an Academy Award-nominee for “Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters.”

In the film, 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 sports, a news release said.

Released on Sept. 21, the film is currently showing in select major cities across the country. It lasts 90 minutes and there will be a short discussion following.

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