May 12 -
May 12 2012
Wexner Center for the Arts
Julie Wyman‘s (2008 Film/Video) Creative Capital-supported project, Strong!, screens at the Wexner on May 12. Strong! is the illuminating portrait of three-time Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth as she struggles to maintain her place as one of the premiere women lifters in the world. A bronze medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games and America’s top weightlifter since she was 14, Haworth is an elite international athlete but faces many day-to-day issues caused by the very things that make her successful at her sport. At 300 pounds, she doesn’t fit into all chairs, standard clothing sizes don’t fit her, and her celebrated body type for her sport often causes her to be shunned by mainstream culture.
Julie Wyman and Cheryl Haworth will introduce the screening and engage in Q & A after the film.