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The Granada Theatre Presents Concussion
May 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10 - $20
As part of the Movies That Matter Film Series, The Granada Theatre presents Peter Landsman’s film Concussion.
Based on the remarkable true story, Concussion follows Dr. Bennet Omalu as he discovers the relationship between football-related concussions and brain damage, forever changing the future of concussion protocol. Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu, a Kenyan-born genius who graduated from medical school at the age of 16 and holds eight advanced degrees as well as multiple board certifications. After his investigation of the Pittsburgh Steeler’s superstar, Mike Webster, Omalu finds that Webster’s brain was damaged because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease caused by the estimated 70,000 blows to his head he suffered as a football player. The credits reveal some of the changes and protocols to youth and professional sports that have been established since Dr. Omalu’s first published paper in 2005.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Granada Theatre at 805/899-2222 or by visiting their website.