Life in Hollywood, below-the-line

Life in Hollywood, below-the-line
Work gloves at the end of the 2006/2007 television season (photo by Richard Blair)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Strongman Redux

Photo by Emile Wamsteker, for The Wall Street Journal

In late 2009, I did a post about a new documentary called “Strongman,” a terrific film that premiered in LA and opens today in New York for a week long run at the Independent Film Center.

With five screenings a day, there’s ample opportunity to catch Zach Levy’s film – and it’s well worth seeing. That’s not just this juicer’s opinion. Both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times gave a thumbs-up to "Strongman."

Here's a fascinating interview with Levy in Vanity Fair, describing the ten-years of bad road he walked to finance and finish the film, followed by the equally arduous process of distributing it on his own. Having spent three years making my own (much shorter) documentary many years ago -- and learning first-hand how hard it is -- I have tremendous respect for what Zach Levy has accomplished.

If you live in the New York area, do yourself a favor and check it out.

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