June 7, 11:00AM at Camelot Theatres
The Movie – “Derby Baby!” is the story of women’s roller derby 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. Come share the love, the pure addiction that drives tens of thousands of women around the globe to don fishnets and pseudonyms for the privilege of kicking each other’s asses.
Narrated by Whip It star and actress/musician Juliette Lewis, who also appears oncamera, the “Derby, Baby!” story looks at the many incarnations of the sport since its invention 77 years ago, and explores the WWF-like legacy and over-played television coverage of the past that threatens the sport’s image even today. Super-fans, critics, sponsors, prominent sports writers, authors and sociologists weigh in on the phenomenon that is roller derby, and the sport’s organic – and possibly short-lived – growth as a unique athletic expression of women’s empowerment.
For more on the film visit: www.derbybabythefilm.com
2300 E Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262
This matinee presentation is a family friendly event where you can meet your local derby girls, buy your CVDG gear, and support a growing sports team in the Coachella Valley. Individual tickets are $10 (available for purchase at Camelot box office), and will include entrance into a raffle drawing at the screening for a chance to win some great prizes.
Contact: Jeni “Von Doom” Matcham, CVDG Board President (760) email@example.com
Nikki “Hitzcarraldo”Gordon, CVDG Events Coord. (310) firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2012 by a small group of determined local women, The Coachella Valley Derby Girls (CVDG) has grown into a strong, full- roster team of certifiable derby girls. CVDG will host their first ever movie screening event to raise funds and visibility for the team.