The Strongest Man

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St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Mon, Apr 13, 2015 9:40 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Fri, Apr 24, 2015 4:30 PM
Film Info
English Title:The Strongest Man
Program:New American Visions
Cine Global
Tags:Comedy Drama
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Print Source:Visit Films
Director:Kenny Riches
Producer:Anthony Pedone
Jesse Brown
Cinematographer:Tom Garner
Editor:T.J. Nelson
Principal Cast:Robert "Meatball" Lorie
Paul Chamberlain
Ashly Burch
Patrick Fugit
Screenwriter:Kenny Riches


Writer/Director Kenny Riches (Must Come Down, MSPIFF 2014) creates an endearing socially conscious portrait of Miami characters in the quirky, yet refreshingly grounded The Strongest Man. The lives of Beef, an anxiety-ridden Cuban twentysomehting construction worker, and his Korean friend Conan get bumped off track the moment they agree to attend a spiritual meditation class. Not fully understanding the metaphor, Beef and Conan embark on a journey to find their respective power animals on the streets of Miami, where both wild dogs and chickens seemingly run rampant.

As Conan’s relationship with his family crumbles, Beef’s relationship with his neighbor, a charming young woman named Illi, unexpectedly begins to flourish. But even with this excitement, Beef can’t seem to escape a looming anxiety that lurks around every corner.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.