Wednesday, January 6

Brutal Beauty premieres this Saturday

Saturday 9 January 7pm

@ Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy, Portland)

Git yer tickets while you can!

The documentary is an embedded look at the 2009 Rose City Rollers season, including the hard rockers of GnR!

"The goal of Brutal Beauty was to examine the culture and sensation that roller derby has become in Portland and to attempt to discover what is at the core of this movement.”- Chip Mabry, Producer/Creator/Director

Well, capture THIS, Chip! The cast features over a dozen characters from derby including athletes, managers, fans and retired players. The fifteen-person Portland crew shot all aspects of Rose City derby from January to November, compiling nearly one hundred hours of raw HD footage of both the home RCR season and the WoJ travel season.

“This was a massive effort, much bigger than we anticipated. We set a lofty goal of independently producing a feature sports documentary that reaches the quality of HBO Sports, ESPN and network television sports,” said Mabry.

Mabry served as the Executive Producer / Producer of Rip City, a 2009 feature documentary that explored Portland skateboarding culture. Rip City is currently airing on Fuel TV and was nominated for best cinematography, editing, original music and director at the 2009 X-Dance Action Sports Film Fest in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brutal Beauty is Mabry’s second Portland-based documentary since moving to the city in 2007. A major goal of the production was to create Brutal Beauty one hundred percent within the local Portland creative community.


  1. I just bought my tickets!!
    Mangles, Mercyful and I will be there, hope you will be too.

  2. I'm so looking forward to it!