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Hammer City Roller Derby Presents: Pride Film Screening, ‘In The Turn’
June 5 @ 7:00 pmPWYC
Hammer City Roller Derby and Hamilton PRIDE presents IN THE TURN – a documentary about the LGBTQ+ community within the sport of Roller Derby.
Admission: Pay-what-you-want (suggested $5-$10, but no one will be turned away)
Food & Drink: Cash bar provided by Mills Hardware. Hammer City Roller Derby will be selling baked goods and popcorn, so bring some spare change for goodies.
When: Doors open at 7pm, screening begins at 8 after a short introduction.
IN THE TURN follows Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Ontario, as she navigates the difficult and complicated world that surrounds her. Tormented at school by teachers and peers alike, she faces daily assaults in the form of insults and physical altercations. The pain she endures at school takes a toll on not only her self-esteem, but also on the emotional stability of her family.
The film documents Crystal’s journey as she and her family struggle against the challenges of prejudice, hatred and ignorance. After being denied the right to join local athletics teams due to her gender, Crystal and her mom serendipitously discover the Vagine Regime, an international queer collective of roller derby players comprised of people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities. The Vagine Regime not only accepts Crystal, but actively supports her journey. Crystal emerges from exclusion into empowerment: she steps out of the shadows and onto the track.
IN THE TURN weaves Crystal’s story into the broader narrative of the evolution of roller derby from a niche sport into a social movement with strong roots in the LGBTQ+ community. Crystal’s story finds its place among the journeys of other queer skaters whose stories we film across the United States – from LA and San Francisco to Austin, Brooklyn and Minneapolis. Crystal adds her profile to the mosaic of other transgender, lesbian, and queer roller derby skaters who have found acceptance and empowerment in the Vagine Regime.
Hey all! We think a community calendar of events that you can contribute to is a fantastic idea! Yay technology! We are excited to make it easier to find LGBTQ2SI+ events in Hamilton and more, get the word out if you are running one!
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~ Please be mindful to include accessibility details in your event postings. (eg. Wheelchair accessible parking, entrances, seating, washrooms, assisted listening devices, translation, captioning, financial etc.)
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~ Bent Q Media Team