On May 3, 2012, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of “Strong!” at the Missouri History Museum. A formidable figure, standing at 5’8″ and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Strong! chronicles her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health.

Nine Academy Community Producer, Ed Reggi recorded these community reactions after the screening.

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