Murderball (PG-13) 
The Movement 
A Benefit Fundraiser for Oregon Disability Sports
Plus, a Q&A with athletes!
- Bagdad Theater |
- Sunday, April 28, 2013
- 4 p.m. doors; 5 p.m. show |
- $9.99 advance, $12 day of show |
- Minor w/parent; please note, films may contain adult topics and language
Tickets on sale now!
About Murderball (PG-13) 
Quad rugby as played by the US team, between 2002 games in Sweden and the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. Young men, most with spinal injuries, play this rough and tumble sport in special chairs, seated gladiators. We get to know several and their families. They talk frankly about their injuries, feelings in public, sex lives, competitiveness, and love of the game. There's also an angry former team member gone north to coach the Canadian team, tough on everyone, including his viola-playing son. We meet a recently injured man, in rehab, at times close to despair, finding possible joy in quad rugby. After Athens, the team meets young men injured in war: the future stars of Team USA.
About The Movement 
The Movement is an inspirational film about individuals with physical disabilities experiencing freedom through sports and recreation. Narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller, The Movement tells the story of five individuals from all walks of life who faced incredible obstacles, found the inspiration to overcome them and became real everyday heroes. Through skiing, each has ultimately discovered or rediscovered the freedom of movement and the pure joy of playing with gravity that carries over into the rest of their lives. Their experience on the mountain serves as a metaphor for leaping over the hurdles created by living with a disability. To provide a complimentary download of the film to your members simply share the link and your organization's special code listed below. The Movement is also available to download in formats for the blind and hearing impaired.
About A Benefit Fundraiser for Oregon Disability Sports
About the Event
Join us for an afternoon of networking, socializing (beer, wine, spirits and food available for purchase!), education and, of course, two films about some incredible athletes with disabilities. All are welcome to attend, although we ask parents to be aware that Murderball does contain some adult themes.
We are very pleased to also offer a Q&A with local athletes, including some of Oregon's own Paralympians and The Portland Pounders, the local wheelchair rugby team.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Oregon Disability Sports, a local non-profit that aids people with physical disabilities.
If you'd like to donate to ODS, there will be a representative on hand to speak with you - all assistance is welcome.
About Oregon Disability Sports (ODS)
THEIR MISSION: To provide and promote recreational, fitness and competitive opportunities for people with physical disabilities.
THEIR VISION: To lead our community to a greater state of health and wellness by nurturing the mind, body and spirit through sports and recreation.
Oregon Disability Sports began 1971, then known as Oregon Games for the Physically Limited, as an effort to create an outlet or opportunity for people with disabilities in the Salem area to recreate and compete in athletics. In 1982, they became a federally recognized not for profit organization. Since then, they have undergone numerous name changes as they have tried to find the right place for us in the sporting world. In 1993, the name was changed to Oregon Games, Inc., then, in 1996, they became Oregon Games Disability Sports; and finally, in 1998, becoming Oregon Disability Sports.
For years they ran what was called the Challenge Games, competitions for those with significant physical disabilities, up and down the Willamette Valley. As the need for these games diminished, ODS has evolved and developed into an organization that continues to work to give people with physical disabilities opportunity to participate in physical fitness activities and competitions.
Today, they offer a wide variety of adaptive sports to persons of all ages. Sports range from team sports of wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and goalball, a team sports for the visually impaired, to individual activities such as handcycling and adaptive kayaking. ODS is a Paralympic Sports Club and share in the US Paralympic mission to develop sports of all levels, from recreational to high-level competition.
They challenge our athletes to find their personal possibilities by being a catalyst that educates, connects and inspires people with ways to get involved and act.Map & Directions