Requiem For A Running Back

Director:   Rebecca Carpenter
Year:   2016
Language:   English
Time:   89 minutes

A moving documentary by Rebecca Carpenter paying tribute to her father Lew Carpenter, who played for the Green Bay Packers and died of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), caused by the violent physical trauma he endured while playing football.

Not rated.

This is a special presentation in conjunction with Shepherd University's Common Reading Program. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Stacey Kendig.

Links

About Shepherd University's Common Reading Program.

Official film website.

Interview with the director Rebecca Carpenter.

Neurology article on CTE.

A selection of reviews of the film.