Film: "Strongman"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The Slamdance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner and an audience favorite at the 2009 SXSW film fest, "Strongman" provides an in-depth look into the life of Stanley "Stanless Steel" Pleskun. Known for superhuman feats ranging from bending U.S. pennies with his bare hands to leg-pressing 10,000-pound dump trucks, we learn that Pleskun's personal life presents him with his most challenging struggles.

Levy's intimate, cinema-verite style brings a refreshingly warm (and non-exploitative) touch to the man that is Steel. "Strongman" screenings will run throughout the weekend, and Levy will be on hand for questions and answers following every show beginning with the 7:15 Friday show.

When: Friday-Sunday, March 5-7

Where: Arena Grand Theatre, Arena District