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Thursday, August 22, 2013
The United States of Football - A Must See For All Parents at Digiplex
Film heralded by players and fans - Breaks a sports documentary release record
A father with insider access asks, “Should I let my
A must-see for all parents with kids in sports.
A compelling documentary and
in-depth cultural examination of the game of football, America’s favorite
pastime, from pee wee’s to the pros and the risks and long term dangers. "The United States of Football" could become the most controversial and watched expose in sports.
The movie follows Sean Pamphilon – a father,
football fan and filmmaker – as he struggles with the question, “Should I let
my kid play?” Pamphilon, is the Emmy and
Peabody-winning filmmaker who rocked the sports world and made public the
infamous Bountygate tapes.
With insider access to coaches, players and
healthcare professionals, Pamphilon’s film documents a dark side of the game – increasing incidence of
brain damage, dementia and slow death resulting from repetitive head trauma
among professional athletes. The United States of Football takes an intimate first-hand look into the lives of
players – once vigorous men with everything to live for, as they lose their
minds, their functions and their lives. MRI’s, autopsies and medical research
leave little doubt that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a risk for
The United States of Footballends in pain and hope - some football legends
wither away leaving angry and grieving families; others bravely continue
fighting to reform football. Since it all started with kids, The United States of Football examines
football coaching and training from Pee Wees to the pros and looks at the steps
that can be taken to protect players and ensure both the excitement and
integrity of football.