THE DUKE: Based on the memoir "I'M THE DUKE" by j.p. duke

AN American FIlm institute conservatory THESIS FILM

sidelined by chronic concussions, NFL Linebacker j.p. duke denies the magnitude of his injuries, But when j.p.'s VERY PREGNANT WIFE, aubrey, OPENS THEIR home FOR A bash on super bowl sunday, he's finally forced to RECONCILe his FADING GRIDIRON GLORY WITH the growing RESPONSIBILITIES OF HOUSE HUSBANDRY. for j.p., getting through this game day is no sure thing. accenting A somber grittiness with surreal flourishes, THE DUKE humanizes a contemporary health crisis both hot-button and taboo to explore the pains of reinvention and the precariousness of identity.