SBIFF 16 – THE DUKE: Based On The Memoir ‘I’m The Duke’ By J.P. Duke

Festival Screenings – Monday, Feb 8 @8:40pm
Wednesday, Feb 10, @11:20am

Sidelined by concussions, ex-NFL linebacker J.P. “The Duke” Duke denies the magnitude of his injuries while clinging to gridiron glory. But when J.P.’s pregnant wife, Aubrey, hosts a Super Bowl bash, he faces the realities of life on the sidelines: stodgy neighbors, nacho cheeses, and the looming responsibilities of fatherhood. Stifled by suburbia, J.P. desperately seeks out Wayne Tuttle, his longtime agent and last link to past triumphs. But with Wayne missing in action and the clock winding down, J.P. must dig deep for one last goal line stand. For The Duke, getting through this Game Day is no guarantee. THE DUKE humanizes a contemporary health crisis both ‘hot-button’ and ‘taboo’ to explore the pains of reinvention and the precariousness of identity.

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