QDoc Film Festival
Derby Crazy Love
with special guests
Directors Maya Gallus & Justine Pimlott
- Kennedy School Theater |
- Friday, May 16, 2014
- 9 p.m. |
- $10 per person; $8 students & seniors with ID; Free youth 23 & under; $75 festival pass |
- 21 and over
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About QDoc Film Festival
QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to Queer Documentaries. More than a screening series – it is a fun, inspiring, and community-building event. Filmmaker attendance is a big part of the mix, with guests joining us from around the world to discuss their work. The Clinton Street neighborhood, with its numerous cafes and restaurants, becomes a mini queer district during the long weekend, enhancing the social aspects of the festival.
Founded in 2007, the Festival has been presented each year in cooperation with the Portland Q Center, whose mission is to increase the visibility of, and foster connection within, metropolitan Portland LGBTQ community.
About Derby Crazy Love
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
Directors: Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott
Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival