Northern Virginia's Roller Derby League

Movie Night: NRD presents “Whip It” at Alamo Drafthouse

Join us for an evening of fun with our tough-as-nails friends at NOVA Roller Derby!

Giveaways and goodies will include NRD stickers, koozies, eye-black stickers, and raffles for free tickets to future derby bouts. We’ll also activate the lobby with photo ops, face painting, and merch. You might even see some NRD girls on skates!

** Alamo Drafthouse Ashburn & Woodbridge will donate $3 from every ticket sold to NRD.

More about NOVA Roller Derby:

NOVA Roller Derby is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit flat track roller derby league based in Northern Virginia. NOVA Roller Derby (NRD) is a competitive sports organization whose motto is “Skate hard. Give back.” We strive to improve individual athleticism, self-discipline, and character while promoting team unity and providing community outreach through events, activities, and charity sponsorship.

About the film:

Written, produced and directed by Drew Barrymore and featuring strong female cast including Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis, Alia Shawkat and Zoe Bell, this ridiculously entertaining sports drama has gone from box office disappointment to cult hit in just a few short years.

Based on the novel by Shauna Cross (who herself skated under the pseudonym Maggie Mayhem), Page stars as Bliss Cavendar, a young Texan who pushes back against her mother’s beauty pageant aspirations for her and instead joins a local roller derby team, The Hurl Scouts. Bliss, skating under the name Babe Ruthless, finds herself asserting a newfound dominance both in the rowdy derby rinks, and also at home, with her disapproving and domineering mother.

Featuring a cast made up of actual derby girls and teams from across the country, WHIP IT has gone on to inspire a number of real life pro skaters. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to hip check your enemies.