Competition Documentary Shorts
DIRECTED BY GERALD PESTA
USA, 2011, 5 MIN
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Through balletic editing of archival footage, body building masters—in 1894 and 1975—are scrutinized and celebrated in this hypnotic study of the male physique and the glory of the moving image. Music by Moby.
Gerald Pesta (“The Olympian”) is a trained film scholar and self-taught film director. “The Olympian” is his fourth short film and his first to play at film festivals. He holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Communication Studies.