Laura McGann’s documentary Revolutions will be released in Irish cinemas from 30th June with a special screenings taking place in Dublin over the opening weekend.
Revolutions introduces the exciting, sometimes aggressive, world of women’s roller derby and follows a number of Irish women over four years as they commit to this gruelling sport with the determination to meet the physical and mental challenges they encounter.
The sport becomes a haven for these women and a means for self-expression, a ﬁght to be fought, and, above all, a team that needs them.
Firm friendships are struck, clubs are formed, national teams meet and vie for supremacy, and the first-ever Irish national team travels to compete at the Roller Derby World Cup.
But rivalries emerge within the team, the coach’s rule is subverted and off-rink demands of work and family increasingly challenge the women’s commitment.
Shot and directed by Laura McGann, Revolutions was produced by Ross Whitaker for True Films.
Speaking ahead of the films release director Laura said:
“It took a lot of patience for the characters in the film to stick with this idea for 5 years and to keep allowing me in time and time again with “that ******* camera” and for that I am eternally grateful.“This film has brought me on a fascinating journey into an intense and passionate world that is right under our noses.“I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with an audience and let people in on the secret!”
The Irish Film Institute will host a special opening night screening (with Q&A) on Friday 30th June at 6.15pm and tickets can be purchased on the IFI website http://ifi.ie/revolutions/