Writer/director Kenny Riches unveiled his feature debut “Must Come Down” a couple years back, hitting a handful of low key festivals and getting on the right radars. His sophomore effort “The Strongest Man” is now gearing up for a Sundance Film Festival premiere, and today we have an exclusive look at the movie.
Starring Robert Lorie, Paul Chamberlain, Ashly Burch, Patrick Fugit and Lisa Banes, the light, oddball story involves characters named Beef and Conan and a distinct prized possession: a solid gold BMX bike. Here’s the official synopsis: Beef is a beefy Cuban man who believes that he is The Strongest Man in the World. He doesn’t want children, but he wants to tell his grandchildren about his life as The Strongest Man in the World. His best friend is a slight Korean man named Conan. Conan makes him think about things he normally doesn’t think, like the fact that Beef thinks in Spanish, rather than English. Illy, the adopted daughter of a rich art collector, brings out an anxious side in Beef. But it is when his prized possession—a solid gold BMX bicycle—is stolen from him that Beef finds and loses so much more than he thought he could.
In the clip below, you’ll get sense of film’s unique tone, which will be on display when will be first screened at Sundance on Sunday, January 25th. Watch below.