Mind/Game


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Film | Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM | $7

Mind/Game

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“Terrific…a remarkable and important film.”
-Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Leading expert on bipolar disorder

From the rough-edged courts of New York City and recruited by Coach Pat Summitt for the University of Tennessee’s Lady Vols, Chamique Holdsclaw was hailed as the “female Michael Jordan,” impressing crowds with her artistry, athleticism and drive.  A 3-time NCAA champ and Number One draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life.

Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. Still, she would face dramatic, unexpected challenges to her own recovery.  The film, narrated by Glenn Close, tells a powerful story of courage, struggle, and redemption.

This screening will be General Admission and seating is first-come, first served. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Patron Services team by emailing info@blackrockcenter.org, or calling 240-912-1058. See our full list of ticketing policies here.

Interested in taking a group to see the film? Groups of ten or more get a discount. Call Patron Services at 301.528.2260 or email info@blackrockcenter.org to take advantage of this offer.

About the Director:

Richard Goldsmith‘s mission is to tell stories that encourage social engagement and active participation in community life and the democratic process, and to stimulate young minds to question the world around them.

In addition to producing and directing Mind/Game: The Unquie Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, Goldsmith co-produced and co-directed (with Judith Ehrlich) The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009), an Academy-Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary, an Emmy nominee, and winner of a George Foster Peabody award (for its POV nationwide broadcast on PBS).

Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Goldsmith came west in 1975 and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area ever since. Trained in architecture, music and community activism, he started working in films in 1979 and made his living for years as an editor. Goldsmith is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS);  and Writers Guild of America, West.

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On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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