Free Screening of “Strong!”–Film About Female Olympic Weightlifters–Tonight in Philly!

Tonight is the season close of the Community Cinema series I run as part of my work with ITVS. We’re showing a documentary called “Strong!” that is an interesting and creative exploration of issues of health and beauty for women. Also, Olympic Weightlifter Cara Heads will be visiting as part of the Q&A discussion after the film! More details are here:

About the Film

A formidable figure, standing at 5’8″ and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Strong! chronicles her journey and the challenges this elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
6:30pm-8:30pm (doors open 6pm)
WHYY Hamilton Public Media Commons
150 N 6th Street, Philadelphia
(Wheelchair accessible venue)



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