Glasgow Rollergirls presents
Sat 21 Jul 2012 | Film: 7pm (1hr 35 mins) | Afterparty: 9pm-1am | Film: £8 | Afterparty: Free
Derby Baby: A story of love, addiction and rink rash.
Emmy-winning filmmakers Robin Bond and Dave Wruck (Haze) take you on their quest to discover why women’s flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world.
Narrated by Whip It star and actress/musician Juliette Lewis, who also appears on camera, this docu-film spans the most turbulent and exciting time for the sport in decades, featuring interviews with promoter Jerry “The Commissioner” Seltzer, whose father Leo Seltzer invented roller derby in the 1930s, and Chuck Morris, President of AEG Live Rocky Mountains and one of the most ardent promoters of modern roller derby, as well as with stars, fans, critics, promoters and sociologists.
Exploring roller derby’s organic (and possibly short-lived growth) as a unique athletic expression of women’s empowerment, the film also exposes the drama, friendships and issues behind the hobby, highlighting the strength and energy of these women and finding out what drives them.
Come and curl up on a cosy sofa and enjoy a truly inspiring and invigorating film, before a free afterparty courtesy of the Glasgow Rollergirls, featuring DJ DiScErTo (Disco Teeth) behind the decks.
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