Juvie Hall skates with the MXRD and LRDDF leagues amidst various hijinks and derby-related conversations in Mexico City.
Apparently we picked a crazy time to come to Mexico. On Sunday, July 1, Mexico will hold its Presidential elections, and tension seems to be high all over the city. Maris, our apartment host, told us about a huge demonstration to take place along Avenue Reforma. Bright and early Sunday morning, Stephanie Distress and Lizzy […]
Today begins the first leg of the Flat Track Around the World epic journey—our expedition to Mexico! We have dreamed; we have planned; we have fretted and rejoiced…and then planned a whole bunch more…and now we’re finally on our way. After double and triple checks of bags and equipment, we loaded ourselves into a friend’s […]
The Oregonian’s film writer, Shawn Levy, wrote a piece about our project that was published on the front page of the Living section as well as the Oregonian’s film blog. Here ’tis: Flat Track Around the World Oregonian article
Flat Track Around the World PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OREGON ROLLER DERBY PLAYER EMBARKS ON INTERNATIONAL EMPOWERMENT DOCUMENTARY Portland, OR May 23, 2012 - Next month, Juvie Hall, co-captain of the Guns N’ Rollers, a Portland women’s roller derby team, begins international production on Flat Track Around the World, a documentary about the globally […]
Hilarity ensues in the Flat Track world. Thanks for all your support!
The quirky video that launched our super successful Kickstarter campaign. Viva la Mexico!
In which we highlight Guns N Rollers co-captain, and Derby News Network’s Rookie of the Year, Scald Eagle.
Thanks to our supporters, our Kickstarter campaign was a HUGE success!
After our smashing Kickstarter success we rejoined Megatron for a project update on Derby Deeds. Tune in at 56 minutes to hear about our next steps! Project update on Derby Deeds
On April 20, 2012, we were interviewed by the delightful Megatron on the Derby Deeds Podcast. Check in at 1:29 to hear our interview and a following discussion of the project by Megatron, Val Capone, and Dumptruck! Flat Track Around the World on Derby Deeds!
Derbylife, a Derby News Network and Five on Five magazine joint website dedicated to the exploration of the derby experience kindly reposted our letter to their editors about the film. Read the letter here: Letter to Derbylife.
We are so honored and pleased to share with you that Flat Track Around the World has been included in Kickstarter’s Women Center Stage initiative. Women Center Stage is committed to supporting and promoting artistic work by and about women and had this to say about our film: “We don’t know a lot about derby, but this film could […]
If you’re in the Portland area this Friday, April 20th, please join Juvie and Cynthia at one of the awesomest events of the year: The Guns ‘N’ Rollers’ Annual Party! In addition to mingling with all the hard-rockin’ ladies of Juvie’s team, the Guns ‘N’ Rollers, there will be LIVE karaoke, a free photo booth, raffles, and […]
Things are trucking along in the Flat Track world and we’re busy getting things in order to begin our first epic expedition to Mexico! Today we launched our first fundraising campaign via Kickstarter. We are traveling to Mexico for three weeks in June to skate with and document the leagues in and around Mexico City.
All aboard the Flat Track train to Mexico! Please support the first of our epic expeditions via our brand new Kickstarter campaign!
Juvie Hall and filmmaker Cynthia Lopez are working with an all-female crew to tell the story of the magic of roller derby through the experiences of women around the globe. Is there some core nugget of derby awesomeness that has the potential to enrich and transform the lives of women everywhere, regardless of age, class, wealth, or geography? Will Juvie discover a way to harness the transformational power of roller derby? Or will she come up empty-handed and have to let go of her dream of derby as a uniting and empowering force for women everywhere? This documentary aims to inspire women everywhere to start their own left-turn adventure with courage and confidence, whether on or off the flat track.
Will Juvie discover a way to harness the transformational power of roller derby? Or will she come up empty-handed and have to let go of her dream of derby as a uniting and empowering force for women everywhere? This documentary aims to inspire women everywhere to start their own left-turn adventure with courage and confidence, whether on or off the flat track.
The last couple of weeks have been huge for the project. First, we launched this new and improved website for the documentary. It includes a bunch of information about the project, some special features (like production photos), my blog, and information about how to get involved and support the project.
Check out the first glimpse of Flat Track Around the World footage HERE! We’ve been busy bees and there’s more where that came from, so check back soon for additional clips and our upcoming promotional trailer.