Pulling John Trailer (2009)
Trailer for the documentary Pulling John, which screened at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival.
John Brzenk is consumed by one question. A living legend in a sport he helped popularize, Brzenk has gone 25 years as the undefeated armwrestling world champion. At 40, he is torn as to whether he should retire while still on top or succumb to the inevitable: a loss to a new champion. Having traveled to over 120 countries over the course of his legendary 25 year career, he has unrelentingly pursued the best competitors the world over and has beat them all. Pulling John, a feature length verite documentary shot over four years, witnesses the mythical world of armwrestling where 2 titans battle in pursuit of a living god.