Whip It Discussion and 35mm Film Screening

Texas Spirit Theater

July 28, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 111 minutes
Starring: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig
Director: Drew Barrymore
Genre: Drama, Sport

Book signing 6:30 p.m.

Discussion, 7:00 p.m.

In the final weeks of the exhibition, Roller Derby, join us for a screening and discussion of the movie, Whip It (2009). Guest curator Erin McClelland will be joined by Texas Roller Derby skater, trainer, and actress from Whip It, Chloë Trueheart, aka "Sacralicious," as well as Gotham Girls Roller Derby skater, author of Derby Life: A Crash Course in the Incredible Sport of Roller Derby, and co-founder of the website Derbylife.com, Margot Atwell, aka "Em Dash." After the discussion, enjoy a 35mm film screening of Whip It.

Whip It 35mm Film Screening, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page) lives in small-town Texas and yearns to break free of her mother's (Marcia Gay Harden) world of beauty pageants and conformity. She sees her chance when she meets the Hurl Scouts, a roller-derby team. Bliss  tries out for the team and wins a slot, lying to her parents about her new hobby. Bliss finds friendship and freedom with her teammates, but a conflict between a championship game and the Bluebonnet beauty pageant threatens to expose her secret.

Ticket prices are FREE for Bullock Museum members and $5 for non-members.