PJFF Local Filmmaker
Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: The Gershman Y
Director: Jessie Auritt
Genre: Documentary Feature
Running Time: 80 min
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Naomi Kutin seems like a typical teenage girl. She goes to school, does her homework, hangs out with friends – but how many 11-year-olds do you know who could honestly claim to be SUPERGIRL – the strongest girl in the world?
Raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, 95-pound Naomi is a competitive powerlifter who lifts nearly triple her bodyweight. Under the tutelage of her powerlifting father, Naomi has broken world records in this testosterone-fueled sport since the age of eight, astonishing spectators and lifters alike. Now, along with preparing for her Bat Mitzvah and training for the biggest competition of her life, Naomi is faced with new challenges like navigating difficult dietary restrictions, cyber-bullying, and coping with a debilitating health issue that may cost her the world record. As Naomi comes of age and confronts these issues head on, the magnitude of her true strength and character is revealed.
Guest Speaker: Intro by Jessie Auritt, Director of film
Sponsor: Nancy and Stuart Weiss
[Screened with BAR MITZVAH PROJECT]
Subjects: Bat Mitzvah, coming-of-age, competition, fitness, health, Orthodox Judaism, parenting, powerlifting, weight training
For Fans Of: Coming-of-age movies, fitness, powerlifting, sports documentaries, strong women