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A film by Andrew Filippone Jr.

86 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2016

DVD Extras: Epilogue • Biographies • Audio Commentary with Rebecca Steinman

You beat the weight or the weight beats you – it's the test every powerlifter faces when approaching the bar. But the weight that's been pressing down on coach and gym owner Paul Steinman is something far more challenging than sport.

Bombing out on his squats at the 2012 American Open was just one more failure for Paul. It had been a bad stretch for him both in and out of the gym – now it's time to make good. One year later, he's back in the same place and competing at the same meet, with his wife and partner Rebecca at his side. As a super heavyweight Paul will lift in the day's final flight, leaving time to sit and think about all that's happened. What do you do when the weight feels heavy? Can you get up?

A dramatic, character-driven documentary set in Brooklyn, Weight follows Paul and Rebecca over a challenging year.

UPC: 720229917018 | Catalog #: FRF917018D | $24.95 | Street: July 12
A film by Barry Strugatz

72 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2016

DVD Extras: Cheng Man-Ching performs his 37 Movement Form • The Origin of Tai Chi • Medical Science & Tai Chi: Interview with Peter M. Wayne, PhD, Harvard Medical School

The Professor is a documentary about Tai Chi and one of its great masters, Cheng Man-Ching, a man who brought Tai Chi and Chinese culture to the West during the swinging, turbulent 60s. Featuring a rich array of vintage archival footage, the film tells the story of his remarkable life and features Tai Chi as a martial art and a spiritual practice.

“East engagingly meets West in 'The Professor: Tai Chi's Journey West,' an affectionate documentary portrait of Cheng Man-Ching, the Chinese master who brought Tai Chi to New York during the groovy but stressed-out '60s.” - Los Angeles Times

“Enlightening. The vintage footage of Cheng Man-Ching's exercises and demonstrations of Tai Chi make 'The Professor' a vivid and up-close and personal portrait of this master of moving meditation.” - Spirituality & Practice

“Very moving. It reveals how completely universal and accessible Tai Chi is to anyone. A perfect martial art for this time of fear and anger.” - Julie Taymor, Award-Winning Broadway & Film Director

UPC: 720229917025 | Catalog #: FRF917025D | $24.95 | Street: July 12
A film by Marcia Connolly & Katherine Knight

67 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2013

DVD Extras: Seven Short Films

An "artful and art-filled love story" (The Globe and Mail), this documentary about two unique characters is also an unforgettable look at art, love and mortality.

Influential photographer Arnaud Maggs, turning 85, embarks on a series of self-portraits that wryly depict his life's work. Spring Hurlbut at 60 is creating haunting works that evoke mortality while harboring the certainty that Arnaud's time is limited. Together more than 25 years, each grapples with the nature of an artist's creativity where the drive for invention and discovery resists life's finite reality.

“Cinematically gorgeous. A breathtakingly tender and intelligent love story.” - Hot Docs

“'Spring & Arnaud' is that rarity, a film gem about artists and their work that at the same time tells a compelling love story. The film itself is a work of art, filled with wonderful images and crisply edited. But it's the human saga of a quirky but richly satisfying personal relationship that will make it connect with audiences in a way that cultural documentaries rarely do.” - Toronto Star

“Fascinating and moving...a clear-eyed, exquisite look at a couple in love, at work and coping with mortality.” - Classical 96.3 FM

UPC: 720229917032 | Catalog #: FRF917032D | $24.95 | Street: July 12
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