September 19, 2014  

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Film Department to Host Final Film Screening for Southern Circuit Tour

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For the final film screening in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening and filmmakers discussion of the film “Strong!” Friday, April 26 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

From award-winning filmmaker, performer, writer, and professor Julie Wyman, “Strong!” follows Cheryl Haworth, a young woman with a big dream of becoming the strongest woman in the world. As a 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter, Haworth prepares for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 and struggles with injury, confidence and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted.

Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dixon McDowell at 601.818.0818 or scott.mcdowell@usm.edu.