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by Adam Schartoff
October 22nd, 2013

I don’t often champion a film with such vigor but I love me some Strongman! A couple of years ago when I was screening films under the auspices of The Filmwax Film Series, I opened my second season with Zachary Levy’s documentary. Zachary was also the very first guest I ever had on Filmwax Radio! It’s been a couple of years since the film came out and finally the film is receiving a much deserved broad digital distribution on such platforms as iTunes, Amazon, as well as becoming available on DVD.

This Wednesday, October 23rd at 7PM, you’re invited to join in celebrating this great development with friends of STRONGMAN and Filmwax. We’ll start with a screening of the lauded film at Theater 80 on St. Marks Place. The Strongman himself, Stan “Stanless Steel” will be present, as will girlfriend Barbara.  Stan’s band, Ajammination will make their world debut playing a live set after the screening. That will be followed by a cocktail hour in theater’s bar where Stan will be signing DVDs (and other Stan-aphenalia) and hanging out. We ask that you either purchase tickets ahead of time or to make a donation at the door (suggested $10).  That admission gets you to a nice break if you purchase a DVD.

So, don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Stan & Barbara, meet the filmmaker, and most of all: to see STRONGMAN on the big screen!  Jeanette Catsoulis of the NY Times said, “Zachary Levy’s lump-in-the-throat portrait of an aging muscleman, is an outsider tale of unforced rawness and lilting poignancy.” I think I referred to Stan and his story as “near Shakespearean”. As lofty as that might sound, you have an opportunity to judge for your self.  (MORE PRESS)

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