Cornwall ON – The Women’s Roller Derby group here in Cornwall Ontario had a surprise bonus for their fund raising efforts as a little bit of glitter from Hollywood was sprinkled on them today as they prepare for a screening of the Roller Derby movie Whip It! The movie is based on the novel by Shauna Cross who also wrote the screenplay.
Director Drew Barrymore is donating two autographed copies of the movie to help the girls get going in the right direction. The 2009 movie starred Halifax born actress Ellen Page, Ms Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon,and one of my faves, Marcia Gaye Harden. Whip It was Ms Barrymore’s first time directing a feature film. The date for the fund raising screening will be announced shortly as well as the auction that the movies will be available to be bid on!
Whip It Trailer
The local Roller Derby group is on a fast track, and will be announcing their 2012 Calender shot exclusively by area photog Jason McNamara of Framed Photography. The team is hoping to have their first public appearances early in 2012.
Their next meeting is at Lola’s Pub on Pitt Street in Cornwall Ontario Thursday September 15th at 8 PM.