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believe it: http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/hell_on_wheels/


The kick ass Scoot Inn Bar on the East Side in Austin will host the screening.  There’ll be movie, DVDs for sale, filmmakers in attendance, post-screening Q&A, drinks!  Good times.

Sunday, March 15th at 6pm.

1308 East 4th Street

Austin, TX



“A thrill-ride of a documentary …not just wildly entertaining, but downright impressive. Highly recommended.”
– digitallyOBSESSED

“Bone-crunching collisions, behind-the-scenes drama and roller skates are all part of the outrageous documentary… a smashingly entertaining feature!”
– Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“…the drama fans see during bouts pales to the drama that roller derby has gone through off the track. [Hell on Wheels is] a kind of tattooed, tough-girl “Dynasty.” The film is as much about dreams, ego, power and simple human nature as it is about roller derby. Ray might have lucked out on one hell of a story, but he rises to the occasion, telling the tale in a gritty style that matches the material. The film has a grainy look, and a pulsating soundtrack from Austin rockers … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead. …one hell of a story.”
– 77 Square

“Hell on Wheels is entertaining, educational and frustratingly brilliant.”
– In Utah This Week

“A must-see film!”
– The Stamford Times

“Compelling storytelling… It’s fascinating to watch.”
– DVD Talk

“A good story well-told… It’s a documentary exposing a certain athletic niche (in this case, roller derby), but first and foremost it’s a story of triumph over adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds. It’s one of those documentaries that doesn’t really feel like its imposing an agenda or actively spewing various facts at you, but simply telling you a true-life story in an organic fashion… at its core, it’s a feel-good film about interesting people and a cutthroat sport that I heartily recommend to anyone looking for a good story.”
– Real Movie News

“A wholly engaging documentary.”
– Campus Circle

Hell on Wheels all over

Hey everyone,
Writing to let all y’all know that there’s a slew of new reviews of Hell on Wheels of late. I like this one cuz it says “A thrill-ride of a documentary… not just wildly entertaining, but downright impressive.Highly recommended.” http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=10269

Also in Hell news, check out the latest episode of MTV’s How’s Your News (http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/hows_your_news/videos-full-episodes.jhtml) for some ass kicking derby action with the Texas Rollergirls (http://txrollergirls.com) . CrashCam Films’ Bob Ray worked on the Austin and New Orleans shoot of How’s Your News. The show is based on Arthur Bradford’s awesome documentary of the same name and is produced by South Park’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker. The show screens on Sunday nights on MTV. Check out www.HowsYourNews.com for more info.

Also look and listen for April Ritzenthaler, co-founder of Lonestar Rollergirls (http://lonestarrollergirls.com) on radio and TV.

MANCOW Morning Show & Waking Up W/Wolf (syndicated in 22 markets)
Tuesday, February 24th
6:45 am CST / 7:45 am EST

FOX’s Good Day Austin
Tuesday, February 24th
Segment #1: 7:15am CST / Segment #2: 8:15am

XM Radio / Eddie Fingers & Tracy Jones Show
Tuesday, February 24th
4:10pm CST / 5:10pm  EST

Hell on Wheels screening in Boston on Feb. 20!
Sponsored by the Boston Derby Dames (www.bostonderbydames.com)

The screening will be in Arlington at the Regent Theater (www.regenttheatre.com)