Blood on the Flat Track

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Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls
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Directed by Lainy Bagwell
Lacey Leavitt
Produced by Leaky-Sleazewell Productions
Cinematography Lainy Bagwell
Wes Johnson
Edited by Lainy Bagwell
Wes Johnson
Release date
  • June 14, 2007 (2007-06-14) (SIFF)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls is a documentary film produced and directed by Lainy Bagwell and Lacey Leavitt. The film documents the formative years of the Seattle women's flat track roller derby league, the Rat City Rollergirls.


With more than 30 leagues nationwide forming the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Blood on the Flat Track focuses on the Rat City Rollergirls of Seattle, who formed their league from scratch in April 2004. In the first season, the league started playing at a small rink in front of about 200 fans; they now sell out of stadiums monthly. This film follows the teams throughout its first two seasons and focuses on the women who comprise the league, their teams' struggle to win the championship bout and their relationships with each other.

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Blood on the Flat Track was released on DVD in Canada on October 6, 2009 by Mongrel Media and was released in the United States by Strand Releasing on February 23, 2010.

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