Strong!

Tuesday April 16, 2013

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Description:

Southern Circuit is the nation’s first regional tour of independent filmmakers, providing communities with an interactive way of experiencing independent film.

See the indie film, Strong!  at the Morris Museum of Art. After viewing the movie, enjoy a question-and-answer session with filmmaker Julie Wyman .

In Strong!  Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for Beijing 2008, she struggles with injury, confidence, and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted. A visual artist with a personality that has earned the nickname “Fun,” she is also America’s top Olympic weightlifter, ranked well above all men and women on Team USA. But at a weight of 300 pounds, she doesn’t easily fit into standard chairs, clothing sizes, or pre-conceptions. The film explores the contradiction of a body that is at once celebrated within the confines of her sport, and shunned by mainstream culture. Through Haworth’s journey, we learn not only about the sport of lifting weight, but also the material, psychological, and social consequences of a having a body that doesn’t fit.

Watch the trailer.

Category:

Arts & Culture

Hours:

Starts at 6:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

FREE

Location:

  • Morris Museum of Art
  • 1 Tenth Street
  • Augusta, GA
  • Downtown

Phone:

706-724-7501

Website:

Morris Museum Website

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