Civic Cinema – Concussion
Civic Cinema, a Florida Theatre project, explores topics of interest in our community through the medium of issue-oriented Hollywood films.
Join us for Concussion, starring Will Smith, and a live onstage discussion about sports related injuries and preventive gear.
Before the film Alan Verlander of Airstream Ventures will facilitate a panel discussion with Jacksonville Sports Medicine experts Jennifer Maynard, MD Mayo Clinic; Stephan Esser, MD Southeast Ortho; Sarah Lahey, PhD, Brooks Rehab and Bradley Wallace, MD Lyerly Neurosugery.
Admission is FREE
Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.
Civic Cinema is sponsored by Times-Union Media.
Digital Production is provided by Preferred Media Partner AVL.