Friday, September 25, 2009

Whip It Movie Premiere!

The Big Easy Rollergirls will be guest stars on Wednesday, September 30th for The Whip It Movie Premiere at Elmwood AMC 20 Palace Theatre on 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd.

We will be there at 6:30pm for a meet and greet, and a quick Q&A before the film. The film starts at 7:30pm.

Tonight, some of the rollergirls will pass out premiere movie tickets and Whip It schwag in the CBD at LePhare on 523 Gravier Street starting at 10pm.

If you miss them tonight, you can get your tickets and swag tomorrow night, Saturday, September 26th, when more of the rollergirls will be at Club Voila on 300 Decatur Street from 5pm to 7pm.

One pass admits two. Seating is limited, tickets are not a guarantee of admission. Please come early.

Whip It is released by Fox Searchlight and features the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore (a woman who embodies the rollergirl psyche and substance). It stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small-town beauty pageant crown to throw down on the roller rink.

Drew with some rollergirls

Written by Shauna Cross, a former Roller Derby skater with the Los Angeles Derby Dolls. Cross skated under the name Maggie Mayhem with a team of rouge cops called the Sirens. Many of the teams, skaters, names and plot lines were inspired by Cross' time with the Derby Dolls. She was named by Variety Magazine as 10 Screenwriters to Watch! We are so proud of her! Go Shauna!

The film opens nationwide on Friday, October 2nd.

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