MIND/GAME: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw

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.

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Chamique and Rick

Chamique with Rick Goldsmith

PRESS for Mind/Game:

espnW reviews Mind/Game – 11/27/2015

Mind/Game wins Audience Award at Gold Coast – 11/18/2015

Chamique’s story on CNN Impact Your World – 10/29/2015

WATE Knoxville talks with Chamique about Mind/Game after Disability Employment Awareness event – 10/28/2015

The Student Press covers Chamique’s screening of Mind/Game at University of Albany – 10/6/2015

AfterEllen interviews Chamique about opening her life up to cameras – 10/1/2015

Chamique discusses the film with Georgia Voice – 10/1/2015

Chamique at the Knoxville Film Festival in the Knoxville News Sentinel – 9/22/2015

Chamique on Adversity 2 Advocacy with Jeff Bell – 9/6/2015

Rick reveals “The Dark Side of Hoop Dreams” to The East Bay Monthly – July 2015

Dave Zirin interviews Chamique on “The Collision” – 4/2/2015 (Starts about 35:10)

Chamique on NBA Hang Time Podcast – 3/31/2015

CHAZ EBERT backs Mind/Game – 03/31/15

Completion of Mind/Game featured in “Shadow and Act” on INDIEWIRE – 03/31/15

Revealing interview with Rick Goldsmith for BUZZFLASH – 03/23/15

SLAM Magazine article on Chamique and Mind/Game – 07/03/14

INDIEWIRE ARTICLE on Mind/Game – 10/16/13

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VIEW A CLIP from the film-in-progress here.


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