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MIND/GAME: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

On Screen/In Person Film Series

November 14, 2017
Bruce Montgomery Theatre
PLA Presents
Produced, Directed and Edited by Rick Goldsmith
Narrated by Glenn Close
Composer Miriam Cutler
Written by Rick Goldsmith and Sharon Wood
Associate Producer Lauren Kawana
Cinematographers Pete Wagers and Vincente Franco
Sound Designer James Lebrecht

Recruited by the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols from the rough courts of New York City, Chamique Holdsclaw was hailed as the female Michael Jordan, impressing crowds with her athleticism and drive. A 3-time NCAA champ and number one draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for big things, until her long-suppressed struggle with mental illness erupted to derail her career and threaten her life.

MIND/GAME intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments, personal setbacks and decision to become an outspoken mental health advocate, despite public stigma. With continued challenges to her own recovery, the film tells a powerful story of courage, struggle and redemption.

The On Screen/In Person Film Series offers a handpicked selection of six independent American films throughout the 17/18 season. The filmmaker(s) will do a Q&A following each screening, providing an in-depth look at the films and their respective topics and issues. View the whole series >>
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Stay after the screening for a Q&A with the filmmaker Rick Goldsmith and Karen Reivich, PhD, Director of Resilience and Positive Psychology Training Programs for Penn's Positive Psychology Center.

On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.