Worth Watching - May 18: Bigger, Stronger, Faster Documentary Trailer
I'm not typically a documentary guy at all, so when one interests me, that's a big thing. Although this trailer has been out for a while, I just came across it recently and was quite impressed. Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a documentary about the use of steroids told from the viewpoint of three American brothers. This has played at film fests like Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW, all over the place, and I've heard nothing but great things. The problem of steroids use hasn't been as big recently (as far as I know) as it was years ago, but with things like the recent revival of "American Gladiators," I wonder whether steroids use will become a big issue again and makes this documentary even more relevant to our time.
There aren't that many reviews out there for this yet, but at least Variety's review is positive and Karina Longworth of Spout speaks highly of it, too. From Karina's review: "For a first-time filmmaker, Bell is an incredibly adept interviewer, capable of asking the right questions without losing the trust of his subjects. This is certainly a personal film, but it’s also clearly a calling card." I'd love to catch this if I have the opportunity, but I doubt it'll play anywhere besides New York and Los Angeles.
Watch the trailer for Bigger, Stronger, Faster*:
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Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is directed by one of the brothers that the doc is about, Chris Bell. The film first premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January and is being released by Magnolia Pictures. Bigger, Stronger, Faster* arrives in limited theaters starting on May 30th. You can find a list of theaters that the film will play it on the official website.