Wednesday, April 28, 2010
$7 admission or free with Lab membership
Complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres provided
Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Bi-Rite Market
Sparkling red and white wine courtesy of Oliver McCrum Wines
At The Lab
2948 16th Street, San Francisco
Directed by Julie Wyman
Since age 14, Cheryl Haworth has been America’s top Olympic weightlifter, ranked well above all men and women on Team USA. But at 5’ 8” inches and weighing over 300 pounds, she doesn’t easily fit into standard chairs, clothing sizes or pre-conceptions. STRONG! follows Cheryl from the highs of being a hometown hero and a pioneer in a traditionally male sport, through the lows of her Home Depot day job. At the same time, Julie Wyman’s portrait of Cheryl—who is at once celebrated in her sport and shunned by mainstream culture—offers a unique vantage point on body size in American culture.
Moderator: Julie Kahn
Julie Kahn is a filmmaker, producer and visual artist whose work includes the documentary "Swamp Cabbage: Cracker Culture in a Fast Food Nation" and the short films "Taxidermy High" and "Mobius." She has also exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Art Basel, Havana Biennal, and Art in Embassies. Kahn is currently an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.