April 2010 Series



Directed by Julie Wyman

Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 pm

Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres provided               

$7 admission or free with Lab membership 

Hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Bi-Rite Market                                                                                                    
Sparkling red and white wine courtesy of Oliver McCrum Wines

Since age 14, Cheryl Haworth has been America’s top Olympic weightlifter, ranked well above all men and women on Team USA. But at 5’ 8” inches and weighing over 300 pounds, she doesn’t easily fit into standard chairs, clothing sizes or pre-conceptions. STRONG! follows Cheryl from the highs of being a hometown hero and a pioneer in a traditionally male sport, through the lows of her Home Depot day job. At the same time, Julie Wyman’s portrait of Cheryl—who is at once celebrated in her sport and shunned by mainstream culture—offers a unique vantage point on body size in American culture.

Moderator - Julie Kahn

Julie Kahn is a filmmaker, producer and visual artist whose work includes the documentary "Swamp Cabbage: Cracker Culture in a Fast Food Nation" and the short films "Taxidermy High" and "Mobius." She has also exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Art Basel, Havana Biennal, and Art in Embassies. Kahn is currently an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

To attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon on Wednesday, April 28th 

  Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced every other month at the Lab, a non-profit gallery/performance space in the Mission. For each evening, we screen one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then moderate a conversation about the film. These post-screening discussions are designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with his/her film, with particular attention paid to improving the film’s structure and narrative clarity. We hope that the series also provides a welcome space for local filmmakers, film professionals, and fans of documentary film to meet and talk.

Read the August 28, 2009 article on Rough Cuts in 

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