Mind/Game tells the compelling story of basketball phenom Chamique Holdsclaw, the “female Michael Jordan,” from her rise to WNBA stardom to her struggle with mental illness and the strength she called on to speak about it.
Filmmaker RIck Goldsmith will be present for the film screening and engage audiences in a question and answer session afterwards.
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“The film debuted at the Nashville Film Festival in April, 2015, and won its first of many Audience Awards there. Besides more than a dozen film festivals, we have brought Mind/Game to suicidology conferences, other gatherings of mental health professionals (including sports psychologists, psychiatric nurse and therapists), student-athletes, college counseling centers and the like. We are in discussions with servicemen/women and veterans groups, New York City’s ThriveNYC mental health initiative, disability education groups, and sports organizations from youth, through the NCAA and professional leagues, to use Mind/Game to full advantage to positively impact the discussion of mental health and mental illness on every level: with families, communities, the media and in public policy circles, to make a difference in an arena where it is sorely needed.” [Source: Mind/Game Press Kit]
Quotes about Film:
“Mind/Game is at once a particular and deeply personal story and a vehicle that addresses more universal issues on multiple levels—personal, social, cultural, institutional. The film is both one woman’s story and a catalyst for change.” – John Emmons, LMFT, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA
“"Mind Game," [captures] Holdsclaw’s recovery as she speaks out openly about the disorder that almost killed her, shedding light on mental illness and helping to open up conversation on the subject.” -- Indiewire
“Mind/Game presents a heartbreaking and inspiring story that highlights an important issue [and] will appeal to athletes and others grappling with the pressure to achieve as well as those concerned with mental health.” – Library Journal [Sara Holder, McGill Univ. Librarian, Montreal]
“A well-done documentary that celebrates a remarkable athlete’s achievements while also delivering an important message about mental health.” – Playback:stl
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