Mounting discoveries of brain disease in deceased football players is snowballing into a national conversation about the future of the game. When Lew Carpenter, World Championship running back for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, is diagnosed postmortem with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) his daughter, Director Rebecca Carpenter, finds herself at ground zero of an unfolding public health controversy. She embarks on a three-year odyssey across America to explore the far-reaching implications of this 'new' disease in a riveting documentary driven by science, emotion and the bonds of family.
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Our films connect the dots between saving species from extinction and preserving the Earth’s precious resources of food, water and clean air. The WCFF is the first organization of its kind to present an issue that has widespread public support in a powerful visual forum, showing how wildlife preservation impacts our day-to-day lives.
Small town life is poignantly examined in the modest Tribeca drama “Abundant Acreage Available.” A humanist narrative about family, faith, and grief, ‘Acreage’ is an intimate film with few outsized dramatic moments, but as anchored by Amy Ryan’s mannered yet commanding performance—her finest in years—this lovely little story sensitively absorbs.