On Screen In Person
Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw
Screening begins at 4:00 pm
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.
Screening followed by a panel discussion featuring:
- Moderator: Kristen Page-Kirby
- Kent Alford (BSN, MSNc), Board Member of the National Association of Mental Illness
- Loren Amdursky (MD), Adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist
- Rick Goldsmith: Filmmaker
- Laqwanda Roberts Buckley, Outreach Manager of Mental Health America
Read espnW’s recent article about Ms. Holdsclaw.
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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.