Magnolia Gets Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Magnolia Pictures announced today the acquisition of world distribution rights to director Christopher Bell’s feature film debut, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*”.

One of the most buzz-worthy documentaries to emerge from Sundance this year, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” asks viewers to look within when considering the rampant steroid scandals that have been dominating the headlines. Is it any wonder that so many of our sports heroes are on performance-enhancing drugs in America’s win-at-all-costs culture?

Reminiscent of docs like “Super Size Me” with its in-depth and hilarious look at the excesses of American culture, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” draws from director Christopher Bell’s personal experiences by examining his own two brothers’ steroid use.

Growing up in the 1980s, the boys were obsessed with pumped up celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan, leading all three to take up weightlifting with dreams of obtaining the physiques of their heroes.

They soon learned that steroids were the key to obtaining these larger than life bodies, and Bell’s brothers became very heavy steroid users, providing the jumping off point for this entertaining and poignant film.

“Bigger, Stronger, Faster*” will be released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia later this year, after which it will be broadcast on HDNet.