Raquel Welch plays aspiring roller derby sensation KC, a star-in-the-making who gets transferred to Portland, eager to become the dominant player of the local scene. But while KC tries to be a strong, self-determined woman, her world often works against her. She’s a single mom who leaves her kids (including a very young Jodie Foster) at home to be cared for by her mother so that she can pursue her dreams of self-actualization via roller derby stardom, opening herself to both withering maternal criticism and charges of parental neglect. This is a side of 1970’s Portland we bet you haven't seen; from the Kenton Club to the Roller Derby-obsessed faces of countless Portland extras cheering and jeering KC to Rose City infamy.
KANSAS CITY BOMBER also played a part the launch of Rose City Rollers, Portland's premier roller derby league and home to three-time World Champions, the Wheels of Justice. RCR Skaters will be in the house ahead of the screening, and Executive Director Kim "Rocket Mean" Stegeman will give a short talk about how this film spurred the launch of whats now the largest modern-day derby league in the world!
Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted.