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Screening - Roller Derby Doc: Hell on Wheels w/Sac's Sacred City Derby Girls in attendance

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Date:
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Movies on a Big Screen
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Location Details:
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild. 2828 35th St, Sacramento (corner of 35th & Broadway)

Jan 10, 2010
7:30 pm
MOBS at The Guild, 2828 35th St, Sacramento (corner of 35th & Broadway)
Admission: $5.00

Hell on Wheels - with members of the Sacred City Derby Girls in attendance.

"Hell on Wheels" tells the story of a group of Texas women who banded together in 2001 to resurrect roller derby for the 21st century. Emerging from the Austin music and arts scene, these women created a rock and roll fueled version of all-girl roller derby that spawned the derby craze that's sweeping the nation.

This doc chronicles the birth of the rollergirl revolution, filmed as it was happening, and follows the creation of the first modern-era rollergirl league Bad Girl, Good Woman Productions (BGGW, later renamed as Texas Roller Derby / Lonestar Rollergirls) and the breakaway league the Texas Rollergirls. Filmed from the trenches, it delivers the struggles and eventual success of the rollergirls as they construct a new sport and set forth to conquer the globe.

screening "...the kind of twists, drama, cat fights and compound fractures that only happen in real life. ...the story is extremely compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud outrageous and above all inspiring." - Ain't It Cool News

"...a story of triumph over adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds. It's one of those documentaries that doesn't really feel like its imposing an agenda or actively spewing various facts at you, but simply telling you a true-life story in an organic fashion... a good story well told.." - Real Movie News

"Hell on Wheels is full of adrenaline-fueled highs, heartbreaking lows, and lots of chicks in short skirts kicking the shit out of each other." - The Onion A.V. Club

"Bone-crunching collisions, behind-the-scenes drama and roller skates are all part of the outrageous documentary... a smashingly entertaining feature!" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Added to the calendar on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 8:51PM
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