Monday, May 15, 2017 7:00PM

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The Granada Theatre Presents
In partnership with Cottage Concussion Clinic

The true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s discovery and campaign to protect football players from repeated, mind-altering concussions is told in Peter’s Landsman’s film Concussion. A Kenyan-born genius who graduated from medical school at the age of 16 and holds eight advanced degrees as well as multiple board certifications, Omalu is a board-certified forensic pathologist. When he investigated the death of the Pittsburgh Steeler’s superstar center Mike Webster (David Morse), he discovered that Webster’s brain was damaged because of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by the estimated 70,000 blows to his head he suffered as a football player. Though the film reveals in the credits some of the changes that have occurred since Omalu first published his paper in 2005, in real life he continues to campaign to stop young people whose brains are still developing from having the repeated head trauma that football and other sports require. The concussion protocols of the NFL and school football programs are making a difference but the question is: do we just want to lower the number of people injured for sport or do we want to protect every child and every player?
(2015) 123 minutes PG-13

The Cottage Concussion Clinic is the Concussion Management Program of the Cottage Children’s Medical Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. This program provides evidence-based care for children and youth participating in contact sports and ensures that a young athlete experiencing, or at risk for, a concussion receives appropriate care. Under the supervision of Cottage’s Health’s Director of Trauma Services, Stephen S. Kaminski, MD, the clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners experienced in treating concussions. As a referral center and safety-net provider, The Cottage Concussion Clinic serves a critical role for the region. For more information, please visit

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A.