By Justin Krajeski | Indiewire September 24, 2012 at 1:38PM
"Head Games," a new documentary from filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"), revolves around one of the great public health issues of our time: the extreme risks of contact sports in America and the necessity for public awareness.
Whether handling concussion or brain injury, James' documentary takes an inside look at the repercussions that plague athletes well after initial impact. Inspired by Chris Nowinski's book of the same name, "Head Games" follows interviews with athletes, coaches, and parents -- while utilizing medical information from the nation's leading experts to substantiate its claims.
The trailer for "Head Games" reveals that the concussion crisis in America is only gaining momentum. Although many issues are discussed within the scope of brain injuries in sports, the central, philosophical question that the film hinges itself on is this: "How much of you are you willing to lose for a game?"
Check out the trailer:
"Head Games" is in theaters and available on VOD September 21 through Variance Films.