Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. has released the trailer for Laura McGann’s Irish roller-derby documentary Revolutions, which will be released in cinemas from June 30th.
Produced by Ross Whitaker is one of Ireland's most respected documentary filmmakers. His work includes Katie, Between Land & Sea and Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story. for True Films (Saviours, When Ali Came to Ireland, Unbreakable), Revolutions was four years in the making, and sees McGann chronicle the Irish roller derby community throughout the Island to create an intimate portrayal of this female driven sport during hard economic times.
Ireland’s recession pushes young people out. Surplus to requirement in the world beyond the Roller Derby track, the fast paced & aggressive derby world becomes a haven for determined, pissed-off women in a crippled country. Young Irish women go on a high-octane Roller Derby odyssey in search of a means for self-expression, a fight to be fought & above all a team that needs them. But how will responsibility & power affect the new leaders? With total access over 4 years, starting with the first ever-Irish team as they prepare for the World Cup in 2011, Revolutions follows this exciting sports arc, capturing the story as it unfolds, fascinating rivalries and observing real character development.
The The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, ... More will host a special opening night screening (with Q&A) on Friday 30th June at 6.15pm while the Triskel Christchurch in Cork will kick off their release of the film with a special screening (with Q&A) on Sunday 2nd July.
To find out more about the film and where it’s playing see the film’s website www.revolutionsfilm.com.