To make Strongman, Levy followed Pleskun around for three years, documenting the strongmans stunts lifting three people with a single finger, bending pennies with his hands, lifting a 10,000-pound truck with his legs as well as capturing deeply personal moments in Pleskuns life fighting with his family, kissing his girlfriend in a pizza parlor, trying and failing to obtain a truck for a stunt. Its shot with a gritty, lo-fi realism without music or narration.
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