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UNITED STATES | 107 minutes | 1985

This unsung documentary about women’s bodybuilding features abundant sweat, ripped bodies and 80s nail polish.
In 1977, the unlikely docudrama Pumping Iron went behind the scenes of muscle-man competitions; it was a commercial success that launched a new star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Eight years later, it was the women’s turn. Bev Francis, Rachel McLish and other strongwomen square off in this colourful sequel that forces us to reconsider our standard images of the female body.
DIRECTOR GEORGE BUTTLER WILL BE PRESENT

Programs

Monday October 9, 2017

Program #140
15:00
Cinémathèque - Salle Principale

George Butler

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay George Butler
  • Interpreter Kris Alexander, Lori Bowen, Lydia Cheng

contact

  • White Mountain Films

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