Cincinnati Rollergirls and The Emery Present: "Derby, Baby"
Jul 27 2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
What: "Derby, Baby" local premiere (during OTR Final Friday)
Where: The Emery Theatre, 1112 Walnut St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
When: 6-8 p.m.: Meet and Greet with The Cincinnati Rollergirls; 8-10 p.m.: "Derby, Baby!"
Tickets: $10 in advance online, $15 at the door
Invented in the 1930’s, Roller Derby became a popular sport that thrived until the 1970’s. Currently, the sport is enjoying a resurgence. Since the early 2000’s, leagues have been forming not just in the US, but around the world. A new film that focuses on the sport’s global appeal will get a local premiere this week in Cincinnati. Susan Byrnes has the story:
Only ONE local showing! Seating is limited, buy your tickets early!
For the first time ever, the story of women's roller derby is covered from both a national and international perspective, as Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Robin Bond and Dave Wruck take you with them on their international quest to learn why women's flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world.
"Derby, Baby" explores the drama, the friendships, and the addictive nature of the women's flat-track roller derby, including never-before-seen bout footage of the international flat-track roller derby champions. The film is narrated by "Whip It" star and actress Juliette Lewis.
Thank you to our event sponsors:
The Cincinnati Rollergirls
The Cincinnati Film Festival
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