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Daughter of former Browns player documents devastation of CTE

"During my childhood, he was the most social person," Rebecca said of her dad. "But he became very withdrawn in his 60s and 70s. ... He lived alone."

 

Faces of Concussions: Football families share lives with CTE

Lew Carpenter grew up poor in West Memphis, and football, though not nearly as lucrative as it is now, was a ladder to the middle class.

 
 
 

'Requiem For A Running Back' looks into CTE at Cleveland International Film Festival 2017

Film director Rebecca Carpenter, daughter to former pro football player and coach Lew Carpenter, provides rare testimonies from former football players, their families and gives in an in-depth look into disease.

 

Requiem for a running back to be featured in cleveland international film festival

Requiem For A Running Back will be featured in the Cleveland International Film festival April 7th & 8th. 

 

ed garvey, former nfl players' union leader, dies 2/22/2017

Ed Garvey, who was featured in Requiem For A Running Back passed away on 2/22/17.

 

cte hitting close to home

Rebecca Carpenter's film, Requiem for a Running Back, has been featured in a Packerland Titletown USA piece.

 

“Requiem for a Running Back” Screening at the green bay film festival

Requiem for a Running Back will be screening at the Green Bay Film Festival on Saturday March 4th.

 

Screening of “Requiem for a Running Back” At Green bay film festival

Requiem for a Running Back will be featured in the Green Bay Film Festival which has over 100 movies on the St. Norbert campus College campus March 3-5.

 

Event: Screening of “Requiem for a Running Back” At Georgia tech

Free screening of Requiem for a Running Back with post film panel discussion on February 13th.

 

John Hilton, former Hermitage High, UR, NFL end, dies 2/2/2017

John Hilton, who was featured in Requiem For A Running Back passed away on 2/2/17.

 

REQUIEM FOR A RUNNING BACK screening at st. louis international film festival 11/4/2016

Requiem For A Running Back screened at the St. Louis International Film Festival in November. 

 
 
 

2016 SLIFF Preview | Sarah Boslaugh | 11/3/2016 - 11/13/2016

Requiem For A Running Back was featured at the 2016 SLIFF. 

 
 
 

friday night sports jam: rebecca carpenter 10/21/2016

Requiem For A Running Back Director Rebecca Carpenter was featured on Friday Night Sports Jam.

 
 
 

the chris borland effect: he's changed his future, but did he change the nfl's? 9/1/2016

Requiem For A Running Back was featured in a Bleacher Report article in September.

 
 
 
 

On Wisconsin – Requiem for a Running Back - Fall 2016

Requiem For A Running Back was profiled in the Fall 2016 issue of ‘On Wisconsin,’ University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Alumni Magazine

mCmullen: aj tarpley is a part of the trickle /not the flood 4/7/2016

Requiem For A Running Back was featured in the article regarding AJ Tarpley.

 

chris borland thinks more players will choose early retirement - 4/5/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured in Chris Borland's article on Pro Football Talk.

 

CHRIS BORLAND THINKS MORE PLAYERS are going to start retiring early - 4/5/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured in Chris Borland's article on SB Nation.

 

ex-49ers lb chris borland: early retirement could become a trend - 4/5/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured CBS Sports interview of Chris Borland.

 

will nfl players continue to retire early? Chris borland thinks so - 4/5/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured in a HNGN interview with Chris Borland.

 

chris borland: Early retirement the new normal in nfl - 4/4/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured in an article written by the Detroit Free Press featuring Chris Borland.

 

ex-browns rb lew carpenter subject of film on cte - 4/3/2016

Requiem for a Running Back was featured in an article written by the Brown's Daily Dose.

 

“Requiem for a Running Back” Gives Freep Film Festival Goers a Look at Long-Term Concussion Effects – WDET 4/1/2016

WDET reviews Requiem for a Running Back

 

Sean, Maz & Marc: Full Show – Detroit Sports 105.1 4/1/16

Sean, Marc and Maz of Detroit Sports 105.1 interviews Rebecca Carpenter about Requiem for a Running Back

 
 
 

At Freep Film Festival, “Requiem for a running back” and “Goat Yard” – Detroit Free Press 4/1/2016

The Detroit Institute of Arts hosted a screening of Requiem for a Running Back during day two of the 2016 Freep Film Festival on Friday, April 1, 2016

 

How former Detroit Lion’s injury affected family – Click on Detroit 4/1/2016

Roger Weber, Reporter from Click on Detroit, interviews Filmmaker Rebecca Carpenter of Requiem for a Running Back

rebecca carpenter and dr. julian bailes, premiers at free press film festival 3/31/2016

Requiem for a Running Back documentary premiering at the Free Press Film Festival, interview on WJR Radio.

 
 
 

film re-examines ex-lion who had cte - detroit free press 3/31/2016

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reviews Requiem for a Running Back

 
 
 

requiem for a runningback review - new york review of books - 2/11/2016

David Maraniss includes a review of Requiem for a Running Back in his piece:  “The Collision Sport on Trial”.

 
 
 

"is it wrong to watch the super bowl?" Canadian broadcasting corporation 2/6/16

Rebecca Carpenter, Director of Requiem for a Running Back, interviewed with Michael Oriard on Canadian Broadcasting as part of CBC Super Bowl coverage.

 
 
 

unsilent treatment 8/6/2015

Patrick Hruby includes a review of Requiem for a Running Back in his article.

 
 
 

Cutting them short 7/21/14

Patrick Hruby interviews Rebecca Carpenter, director of Requiem for a Running Back

 
 
 

Rebecca carpenter, writer & director "my dad's brain" interview - la84 foundation 8/18/13

Rebecca Carpenter, Writer & Director, interviewed by Oscar Edwards, Gridiron Technologies & Science at the LA84 Foundation “Should Children Play Tackle Football?” Conference. 

 
 
 

"my dad's brain": a film documentary - la84 foundation 8/18/13

Rebecca Carpenter, Writer & Director, interviewed by Oscar Edwards, Gridiron Technologies & Science at the LA84 Foundation “Should Children Play Tackle Football?” Conference.