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Date

2024-05-18

Time

Theater

THEATER 2

Program

HEROIC DOCS 2

Don't Be Dainty...It's Derby

The emerging sport of modern roller derby is played by confident, powerful, female identifying athletes with bodies in every size and shape. They range in age, experience and athleticism. Many share a deep passion for the sport, and the community has become its own subculture. Women's roller derby celebrates the aggressive power long reserved for male athletes.

About the Director

Alix Speyer Bacher is an award winning independent filmmaker, the director and a producer of Don’t Be Dainty...It’s Derby. Her lengthy career in production includes credits in a range of media: broadcast, news, advertising and marketing. In her first documentary, she unpacks an under the radar amateur sport that’s poised to emerge as a blueprint for the future of women’s sports. A skilled interviewer, Alix’s signature is developing trust and inspiring candor with subjects. She's produced hundreds of interviews with performing artists, thought leaders, politicians and regular folks.

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