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Credited cast:
Sri Chinmoy ...
Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Katz
Frank Zane


CHALLENGING IMPOSSIBILITY chronicles the weightlifting odyssey of the late spiritual teacher and peace advocate Sri Chinmoy... See full synopsis »

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Challenging Impossibility has already screened at the following Festivals: 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (World Premiere), Alabama International Film Festival, Humboldt Film Festival, Newark Peace Education Summit, Gold Lion International Film Festival (Swaziland), Tenerife International Film Festival, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Lighthouse Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, Reno Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Akasha Metaphysical Film Festival, San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (with Ocean Monk), Action on Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, Columbia Gorge Film Festival, Nevada City Film Festival, Grand Rapids Film Festival, Hells Kitchen Film Festival, Central Florida Film Festival, DocuWest Film Festival, Atlanta Shorts Fest, Peace Summit - Monterrey Mexico, Temecula Film Festival, Silent River Film Festival, Somewhere North of Boston Film Festival, Texas International Film Festival, Clearwater Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Bay Street Film Festival, Reykjavik Film Festival, Peace River Film Festival, Marbella Film Festival, St. Regis Film Festival, Atlant Sports Film Festival (Russia), Okangan Film Festival, DocUtah, DocMiami, Prometheus, First Glance, Swaziland National Film Festival, Silicon Valley Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Louisville Film Festival, Bend Film Festival (Oregon), Warsaw International Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival (LA), Duke City Doc Fest, New Hampshire Film Festival, Poppy Jasper Film Festival, International Film Festival, UK, Maryland International Film Festival, Flint Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Silk City Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Marketplace, Yosemite Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Ireland, Washington West Film Festival (Washington DC), Brantford Film Festival (Canada), Oaxaca Film Festival, Renderyard, Phangan (Thailand), Global Peace Film Festival, 2012 Cincinnati Film Festival, and 2012 St. Louis International Film Festival. See more »

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Great Sports movie for any athlete
10 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film incorporates everything people love about sports. Self competition, physical fitness, feeling good about yourself and so on. It looks at the remarkable weight lifting career of Sri Chinmoy who in his 70's was lifting weights that most people would find difficult if not impossible at any age. But that's what the movie is about. Challenging yourself to try things you don't think are possible.

With appearances from 9 time Olympic Gold medallist Carl Lewis, 5 time Mr Universe Bill Pearl and body building legend Frank Zane there is enough stars in the film for body builders and lifters to appreciate and take something extra out of the movie. I really enjoyed this and have watched it about 4 times.

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