Neuro Film Series - "Remember the Titans"
The Neuro’s next film is “Remember the Titans”. The
setting is suburban Virginia where schools have been segregated for
generations, in sight of the Washington Monument over the river in
the nation's capital. One Black and one White high school are
closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under
federal mandate to integrate. The year (1971) is seen through the
eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black
school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach.
Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying
symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend
on and trust each other.
Remember the Titans will be hosted by one of the Neuro’s own. Physician and Director of the ALS and Clinical Research Unit, Angela Genge is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. Although her interests in neurology focused on neuromuscular disease, she continues working with the CRU as its Director and has brought in clinical trials in more neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, Myopathies, Neuropathies, Myasthenia Gravis and pain. Dr. Genge was Tony Proudfoot’s (All-Star defensive back in the Canadian Football League) physician throughout his struggle with ALS disease.
Neuro Movie Nights are free and snacks can be purchased (including wraps and popcorn!).