Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers roller derby league hosts a screening of the documentary “Derby, Baby” on Oct. 19.
The screening takes place at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Fourth St., Milwaukee.
The event, described in a news release as a screening and fundraising gala, features a silent auction, raffle, food and beverages, the showing of the film at 8 p.m. and a DJ after. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Pabst and the Riverside Theater’s box offices from noon-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, at the Turner Hall Ballroom the night of the event or online at www.pabsttheater.org.
Of “Derby, Baby,” the Brewcity Bruisers in a press release said, the film “covers the story of women’s roller derby from a global perspective, as Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Robin Bond and Dave Wruck take you on an international quest to learn why women’s flat track roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world.
“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. Also featured are the new rock stars of roller derby whose charisma and athleticism may be the key to pushing the sport to greater heights.
For more about the film, go to www.derbybabythefilm.com.
For more about the nonprofit Brewcity Bruisers, go to www.brewcitybruisers.com.