This is NOT your mama's roller derby! Gone are the days of Wrestlemania-style roller derby, and now is the era of a true sport, played around the country and the world at an ever-growing rate. There are two screenings, at 6:30pm and 9pm and each one will include live demonstrations by Juneau Rollergirls! There will also be food available and a no-host bar. This is an all-ages event.
MOVIE SYNOPSIS: 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.
Narrated by Whip It star and actress Juliette Lewis, Derby, Baby! explores 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. The film 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.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BALLROOM AT ROCKWELL (formerly The Elk's Lodge ballroom).
Rockwell Ballroom (View)
109 South Franklin
Juneau, AK 99801