Slamdance: FilmRise Takes Powerlifting Doc 'Supergirl'

Courtesy of Slamdance Film Festival

The documentary follows an Orthodox Jewish preteen who's also a record-breaking powerlifting phenom.

FilmRise has acquired the worldwide rights to Supergirl, which centers on Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish preteen and a record-breaking powerlifting phenom.

Supergirl shows Kutin as she navigates religious obligations, cyberbullying and the pressure to keep her titles.

Jessie Auritt directed the documentary, which will screen at Slamdance 2017, having made its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Supergirl will make its broadcast debut on the upcoming season of PBS’ Independent Lens.