Help a Derby Baby Find an ATX Home
Nine hours to get new Roller Derby doc to Austin
By Richard Whittaker, 2:28PM, Tue. May. 22, 2012
It may not be the first Roller Derby documentary, but Derby, Baby! has taken the sport's scrappy DIY ethos to heart in self-distribution. A little surprisingly, there's still no sign of an Austin screening, but there's a Kickstarter campaign rolling to fix that. Bad news? You only have until 11pm to arrange it.
This isn't about funding the film: That's all done, and eagle-eyed local flat track Roller Derby fans will spot a pack of Texas Rollergirls and their cohorts.
Instead, film makers Robin Bond and David Wruck are using their Kickstarter campaign to pre-sell DVDs, Blu-Rays and, yes, organize community screenings. $350 or more secures a screening in your home town and, so far, according to their Facebook page, 120 towns and cities internationally have got the cash together to host a show. In Texas alone, that includes Brownwood, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, San Antonio, Stephenville but no ATX. Odd, considering this is the city that forged the future of modern flat track.
Remember, the project has far exceeded its fundraising target, but what's a film if no-one sees it? Find out more details here.