• Directed by Marius A. Markevicius
  • Starring Rose Namajunas, Pat Barry, Trevor Wittman
  • with Director Marius A. Markevicius Q&A
  • 2022 | 91mins | USA | (18)

THUG ROSE is a documentary film which follows the inspiring journey of professional MMA fighter and two-time world champion Rose Namajunas. Born into a family of artists from Lithuania, Rose represents and reveals the fundamental differences between sensitivity and combat. After experiencing an abusive childhood, she has become an advocate for mental wellness, an avid farmer and a concert level pianist all while gaining international acclaim as one of the fiercest mixed Martial arts competitors in the world. The film documents her circuitous path to success and spotlights Namajunas' rare combination of ferocity, artistry, and vulnerability.

Marius A. Markevicius (born in California, USA) is the director of THE OTHER DREAM TEAM, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is one of Lithuania's most-watched documentaries ever. THE OTHER DREAM TEAM tells the story of how Lithuania's independence movement was connected to the incredible journey of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team at the Barcelona Olympics. Marius also directed ASHES IN THE SNOW, the most successful film ever shown in Lithuanian cinemas, a screen adaptation of the novel "Between Shades of Gray" about Siberian deportations during WWII. With the incredible journey of Rose Namajunas, Marius continues his mission to tell the stories and unique history of Lithuania, the country from where his parents and grandparents immigrated.

The screening will be followed by the Q&A with the film director Marius A. Markevicius.