Roller derby, a full contact sport played on roller skates, was born in the United States in the 1930s and flourished until the 1970s and 80s when it faded out of the spotlight. In 2001 a revival started and thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of leagues such as Portland, Oregon’s Rose City Rollers it is now a truly international movement and the fastest growing women’s sport in the world.
In the spirit of international roller derby love, WA Roller Derby is proud to bring to you the Australian Premiere of Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers. For more than a year and a half, an embedded film crew documented the thrills and spills of derby life with this US league. Not only do the Rose City Rollers tell how roller derby saved their souls, our special guests, Rose City skaters Mel Mangles and ScratcherIntheEye will be taking questions after the screening. Find out more about the film here and get your tickets before they’re all gone!
What: Brutal Beauty – Tales of the Rose City Rollers.
When: 6.30pm, Saturday, January 21.
Where: Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street, Fremantle.
Tickets: $15 online now!
Other things: Doors open at 6pm and there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase thanks to our sponsor Little Creatures Brewing Company. The film is unrated and contains coarse language so bring your kids at your own discretion.