Sony Pictures is offering free admission to all NFL players and their families to “Concussion,” the Will Smith-led drama about football-related brain trauma (CTE) that is opening tomorrow.
Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and was met with resistance by the NFL.
NFL players can see the film at any time during its theatrical run after it opens on Christmas Day. Players can receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest by presenting their NFLPA membership card at any Cinemark theater nationwide.
Sony has already held several private screenings for some players. Producers Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott say in a statement: “This is a movie for the players, so we wanted to give them a chance to see it before its nationwide release and free admission during its run in theaters. The movie is so inspiring – Will Smith gives one of the best performances of his career as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a man who shined a light on the truth. The odds were stacked against him, but he had the truth on his side, and now his discovery is all anyone’s talking about. We think the players will enjoy watching this movie about Dr. Omalu’s incredible courage – courage that changed the game.”