Redmond filmmaker's 'United States of Football' to screen on Friday

With the NFL season officially closed and the Lombardi trophy at home in Seattle, the 12th Man spirit is still alive.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, The Triple Door, 216 Union St. in Seattle, will host a hometown viewing of “United States of Football,” a documentary by Redmond-based filmmaker Sean Pamphilon that takes a tough look at the controversy of repetitive physical trauma in the game. From pee-wee football to the professional league, the film follows one father’s quest for an answer to the question “Should my kid play?”

The film features sports legends and experts in the field such as Jim Brown, Bob Costas, Mike Ditka, Malcolm Gladwell and James Harrison, to name a few. Following the film, there will be a question-and-answer panel of local experts including Seattle sports-reporting legend Art Thiel, former NFL players Sam Adams and John Moffitt and Sports Illustrated’s Doug Farrar for a discussion about the film and the future of football.

Tickets are $20 for the all-ages show and can be purchased at The Triple Door box office, by phone at (206) 838-4333 or online at


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