The likes of Alex Ross Perry, Ana Lily Amirpour, Gillian Robespierre and Michael Tully populated the eleven-set selection last year, and it’s become such a popular destination that Sundance organizers gave the NEXT section it’s own sister event in Los Angeles in the summer. This year’s selection of ten films has some familiar filmmaker names, and lesser-known entities such as this knee-slapper cocktail from the sunshine state.
Late next week, filmmaker Kenny Riches will be headed to Park City with The Strongest Man, a portrait of “an anxiety-ridden Cuban man who fancies himself the strongest man in the world attempts to recover his most prized possession, a stolen bicycle. On his quest, he finds and loses much more.”
In this exclusive clip below, we witness Beef (local artist Floridian Robert “Meatball” Lorie) receiving a quasi-stern warning about overstepping the boundaries. Look for the Uncle Boonmee type character lurking in the background.