Brutal Beauty - Tales of the Rose City Rollers
USA, 2010, 80 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, Social Issues, Sports, Womens Issues
Director Chip Mabry In-Person Friday, October 29 for a Q&A after the 7:30 and 9:45pm shows!
Digital presentation - Roller derby is an American contact sport that has seen a nationwide revival in recent years. Brutal Beauty: Tales Of The Rose City Rollers tells the story of Portland, Oregon's league, the Rose City Rollers. For more than a year and a half, an embedded film crew documented the thrills and spills of derby life.
Through unlimited access to team bouts, practices and the private lives of the players, Brutal Beauty puts the viewer on the inside track to this high-contact, and sometimes dangerous, sport. In their own words, the Rose City Rollers tell how roller derby saved their souls.
DIRECTOR: Chip Mabry
US Distributor: Cinema Purgatorio
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