Jan 27 • 52M

Zachary Levy unearths gold in "Strongman"

Vérité filmmaker meets character made for the form; magic ensues

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Scott Lacy
Do you love documentaries? Join me for a series of conversations with directors who discuss the craft of documentary filmmaking. You'll learn how these talented creators find great stories and how they bring them to life on screens around the world.
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Some 20 years ago, New York filmmaker Zachary Levy went looking for a story that would become his first documentary feature film. He wound up finding the personality of a lifetime in Stanley Pleskun, a New Jersey scrap metal hauler with a colorful side hustle. In Levy’s 2009 documentary Strongman, Levy contributes an enduring character to the canon of vérité filmmaking.

Intro music: Arne Bang Huseby

Outro music: Jahzzar