Concussion

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Pollock Theater
  • Screening Format: SONY 4K DIGITAL PROJECTION (123 Minutes)
  • With David A. Hovda (Director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center)
  • Director: Peter Landesman

Forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers neurological deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s disease during an autopsy on a former NFL football player. As other athletes face the same diagnosis, the crusading doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with Dr. David A. Hovda, Director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. It was moderated by Susan Derwin, IHC Director.

This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the IHC series The Humanities and the Brain.