Screen/Society--NC Quebec Film Festival--"Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World"
Louis Cyr: The Strongest Man in the World
(Daniel Roby, 2013, 170 min, Canada, in French with English subtitles, Blu-Ray)
This moving biopic directed by Daniel Roby is the story of Louis Cyr, who at one time was the strongest man in the world. As the star performer in the Barré Circus, Louis Cyr thrilled and amazed audiences with his feats of strength. Behind the fame and glory attached to this legendary giant lies the story of a shy man trying to hide his illiteracy, and his will to provide a better life for his family.
-- Top grossing film of the year in Québec 2013 and winner of 9 Jutra awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Council for North American Studies at Duke University, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).