Directors Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott in attendanceBuy Tickets Friday, May 16th, 9pm
Kennedy School Theater
This is a 21+ screening
Watch this film and you will be feeling some Derby Crazy Love. The award-winning directing team of Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott lead us deep into the badass world of women’s international flat track, where you better have names like Smack Daddy, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten and Iron Wench to survive the fast-moving, nonstop action, all the while looking fabulous.
The film takes us behind the scenes of one of the most anticipated rematches in derby history as Montreal’s New Skids on the Block, a team of tattooed misfits, take on UK powerhouse London Rollergirls for a coveted shot at the international championships, while reigning world champions New York’s Gotham Girls (and cover girl Suzy Hotrod) defend their title. Each team is a close-knit collection of athletes who have found not only the tribe they belong to, but a healthy outlet for the kind of aggression long denied to women. Action-packed footage will keep you on the edge of your seat, and who knows? You might find yourself showing up at a local match cheering on our own Rose City Rollers.
— Jennifer Junkyard Morris
Derby Crazy Love: Dirs Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott Canada 2014 62 min
Community Partners: Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival ; She Bop