Concussion – the film

Have you seen Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian forensic pathologist who fights against efforts by the National Football League to suppress his research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) brain degeneration suffered by professional football players?

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

Anyone who boxes or plays football should know the risks by now. I’m more concerned for coaches and athletes in sports who assume they are at low risk of micro-trauma injury to the brain. Trampoline? Artistic Gymnasts?

related – League of Denial

new film – The Balance

Stick It 2020? 🙂

Just an independent film maker’s dream, at this point.

The Balance is an exciting new teen, comedy-drama gymnastics film proposal!

It follows the life of Nicole Hilton, a rebellious 18-year old ex-gymnast from Texas who, following her mom’s incarceration for drug dealing, is forced to return to competitive gymnastics. She trains at the world-class National School of Gymnastics in Riverside, California, under the tutelage of internationally renowned coach, Betty LeBlanc …

The Balance

The Balance

via Gymternet Clan

new film – The Will to Fly

This looks awesome. 🙂

From a sunburnt country of desert and beaches, known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary; The Will To Fly is a feature documentary film about the inspirational story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila, pursuing the ambitions of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career.

Lydia ventures to uphold her Olympic crown as a mother, but more specifically, she seeks to write history by being the first woman to perform the most complex and dangerous manoeuvre of any acrobatic sport; a quadruple twisting, triple somersault on skis. Since missing her opportunity with gymnastics as a young girl, The Will To Fly showcases Lydia’s lifelong quest to fulfil her sporting aspirations.

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The 95 minute feature film will be screened in cinemas across Australia early 2016 before heading to the US & Europe.

… and you thought Gymkata was good

UPDATE – Gymnast Crossing reports this film is Born to Fight, a 2004 Thai action film directed by Panna Rittikrai. Many of the actors in Born to Fight were Thai national athletes.

This film was clearly inspired by Gymkata. 🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

Next time I’m threatened by a machine gunner, I’ll take him out with a double pike.

Thanks Calina.

Gymkata earned a Razzie Award nomination for (Kurt) Thomas as Worst New Star.

It has developed a minor cult following as an unintentional comedy for its dubious premise, poor production quality and strange setting. Maxim lists the film as the 17th “Worst Movie of All Time”. …

Full Out – the movie – coming soon to the USA

I’ve still not seen it.

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