This event was held on October 1, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
The Detroit Derby Girls, established in early 2005, is an all-female owned and operated flat track roller derby league. Over 60 skaters strong, the Detroit Derby Girls are part of the national rebirth of roller derby. Drew Barrymore's new film 'Whip It' (based on the novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross) was filmed in Detroit, centers on life on the roller derby track and features several of the actual Detroit Derby Girls! Join us, the evening before the official 'Whip It' nationwide release, as several of the Detroit Derby Girls discuss the rivalries, the spills, and the thrills of life on the rink! The girls will also discuss their part in making this groundbreaking film.