Pass Interference – The Davone Bess Story

African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street)

5:30PM-7PM | In Conjunction with S.F Juneteenth

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Pass Interference – The Davone Bess Story (doc, 57min) by Branson Wright
WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVONE BESS! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
African American Art & Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street)
5:30PM-7:00PM | In Conjunction with S.F Juneteenth


Pass Interference – The Davone Bess Story (with special guest Davone Bess)

Davone Bess appeared to have it all as an NFL wide receiver but looks are often deceiving. A perceived weakness is the last thing any athlete wants to expose – even if it could cost him everything. And Bess had it all – at least on the surface. He had an NFL career, wealth, a beautiful wife and children but an untreated mental illness hit him harder than any All-Pro defender. In Pass Interference, director Branson Wright explores the life of Bess from his birth to a teenage mother, to an All-Star prep, time in juvenile detention and the rise from college star to an NFL career with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. Bess’ life is a cautionary tale on how mental health is often overlooked, especially when it comes to athletes because physical prowess does not always tell the entire story.