You Should Go: “In the Turn” at Seattle’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

This Saturday in Seattle is the world premiere of In the Turn, a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of a queer roller derby collective. The full length documentary is directed by Erica Tremblay, (Tiny Red Universe, Heartland) a skater with the Boston Derby Dames. The Vagine Regime is an “international community of proud queer roller derby folk and radtastic allies” fostering a loving and welcoming community for LGBTQ players. In the Turn focuses on their stories while also encapsulating the excitement of the sport and the fervor of their adoring fans.

The film is playing at the AMC Theater at 7:15pm on October 18th as part of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Tremblay and other guests will be in attendance and there’s a free reception at Gordon Biersch from 9pm-11pm. Get your tickets now and check out the other screenings on their website!

Saturday, October 18, 2014. 7:15 pm
AMC Pacific Place
600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

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    • I’m going! I’m having a double-feature and seeing ‘Of Girls and Horses’ after, because lesbian horse movie and also bc the director did that movie Gendernauts which was brainy and interesting. (yall are welcome to come to both and get nachos and beer with me between showtimes, mostly I am pleasant and not weird.)

  1. I hope this becomes available to watch/rent online! I love roller derby, and I can’t wait to fall in love with Crystal too.

  2. It’s also playing in Ottawa on Sunday, October 17th, 5pm at the Mayflower theatre! I’m going to see it with a bunch of players from my roller derby team, and we’re going to cry our eyes out. I can’t wait!

  3. Gah, you have no idea how badly I want to see this / live anywhere near Seattle at the moment. I was interviewed for this film (maybe in it? we’ll see!) and got to meet a lot of the folks involved in production, and they’re all incredible. I’m so happy to see this come to fruition! Yay roller derby! Yay queers!

  4. ahhh, I wish I could go see this! It is my not-so-secret ambition to join a roller derby league someday.

    • You should definitely do it! Derby really is for EVERYONE. And I mean that in terms of physical skill/size etc. in addition to personality/gender/sexuality/everything else. The amount of confidence I’ve gained in everything from my body, to my job and life outside of derby, has been incredible.

      Also not to be underestimated: the amount of fun you can have (consensually) hitting your friends :)

  5. Oh no, I want to watch this so much. Why don’t I live in Seattle?!
    Eagerly awaiting when this is available in the UK!

  6. For some reason my eyes are all red, must be allergies….Just when I think I can’t love roller derby more, I do. How soon can we get screenings of this in other cities????

  7. This movie is absolutely amazing! Thanks to “Cineffable”, the Paris international lesbian and feminist film festival, I could attend to a screening yesterday with French subtitles and it was just so beautiful, lively and inspiring!!! I didn’t know anything about roller derby before, but the fantastic people of the Vagine Regime will just really make you love it instantly ;)

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