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February 02, 2011 11:26 ET

The World Premiere of THE STRIKING TRUTH, a True Story Starring Current Welterweight Champion of UFC, Georges St-Pierre

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 2, 2011) -

Editors note: There is a photo and a video associated with this release.

The world documentary premiere on February 25, 2011, at 9 pm, will take place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Immediately following the film will be a live and interactive one on one question and answer period with Rogers Sportsnet Joe "Showdown" Ferraro host of MMA Connected and main cast members of the film, Welterweight Champion of UFC Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau MMA Fighter, and director/producer of the documentary Steven J.Wong, from Steven J. Wong Films.

Some days you win and some days you lose. This documentary is based on the juxtaposing careers of charismatic and humble current Welterweight Champion of the UFC, Georges St-Pierre and the dynamic MMA fighter David "The Crow" Loiseau, over the past four years. Director and MMA trainer Steven J. Wong explains that the two fighters never asked him to turn off the camera. "If they were having a bad day at training or troubles outside of gym in their personal lives, I was there, cameras on and nothing scripted. This is when I realized this was going to be more than just a film about MMA and fighting." The audience will have a chance to see exclusive never before seen behind the scenes footage and experience the one-on-one action, pain, disappointment and triumph that Steven J. Wong and the fighters shared over the four years. The film commences with UFC 58 USA vs. Canada where Loiseau was fighting for the championship against Rich Franklin and Georges was the co-main event against BJ Penn. Wong's personal goal was "to make a film that appeals to a wide audience – not just an MMA fan." This movie goes way beyond MMA and UFC and into the lives of real people.

PREMIERE

Georges St-Pierre, David Loiseau, Joe "Showdown" Ferraro and various Canadian professional athletes and celebrities will be in attendance on February 25, 2011 at the Sony Centre for Performing Artist, located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, February 1st at 10:00 am through www.ticketmaster.ca or through the official movie site www.strikingtruth.com.

AFTER-PARTY

Following the world film premiere, an exclusive after-party hosted by Georges St-Pierre and David Loiseau will be held at 10:30 pm, at the venue 99 Sudbury, located at 99 Sudbury Street, Toronto, ON. Featured entertainment includes world renowned DJ crew TEAM CANADA, and special performance by "Best Francophone" artist IMPOSS, who has collaborated with top recording artists such as Wyclef Jean. Limited tickets are available to purchase exclusively through the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts box office located at 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON or online at www.strikingtruth.com. For bottle service please contact events@99sudbury.ca.

To view the photo associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20110201-thestrikingtruth800.jpg

To view the video associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1jKq4GqVDI

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