Boedecker Theater (Boulder, CO): The Lookout

National Evening of Science on Screen
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1hr 39mins // directed by:Scott Frank // featuring:Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels

Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts (Boulder, CO) will present a screening of The Lookout, introduced by Professor Kathryn Hardin. Please click here for event details.

A former high-school hockey star (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) whose once-bright future has been dimmed by a severe head injury is recruited to help rob the same bank where he works as a janitor. Kathryn Hardin, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at University of Colorado Boulder, discusses traumatic head injury before the film and answers questions afterwards.

About the Film

In The Lookout, a former high-school hockey star severely injured in a tragic car accident becomes an unlikely ally to a crack team of determined bank robbers in this thriller starring Jeff Daniels and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. When his promising career on the ice is suddenly cut short, former athlete Chris Pratt (Gordon-Levitt) goes to work as a janitor in a local bank. Cleaning floors soon gives way to criminal enterprise when the onetime puck-slinger is recruited to help clean out the very bank that employs him. Screenwriter Scott Frank (Out of Sight and Minority Report) makes his directorial debut, working from his own original screenplay. 

About the Speaker

Kathryn Hardin is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in traumatic brain injury assessment and rehabilitation.  As a faculty member, Kathryn has been working to increase TBI education and experiences in their clinical graduate training program.  As a result, the CU Speech Department is the first graduate program in the country affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of America.  In 2013, her concussion work at CU was selected at the Outstanding Clinical Program in the State of Colorado.