Hammer City Roller Derby and Hamilton PRIDE have teamed up to host a screening of In The Turn, a documentary about the LGBTQ+ community within the sport of roller derby. takes place on Monday, June 5 at Mills Hardware.
Join 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.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.
When: Monday, June 5. Doors open at 7pm, screening begins at 8 after a short introduction.
Where: Mills Hardware, 95 King St. East, Hamilton
Admission: Pay-what-you-want (suggested $5-$10, but no one will be turned away)
Food and 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.