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BRING IT ON

Christie Pits Film Festival 2017 - Eyes on the Prize
Sunday, August 6th

BRING IT ON

Short film — Down and Derby

C-H-R-I-S-T-I-E! Christie Pits is the place to be! There may be no more fiercely competitive showdown in the Eyes on the Prize programme than the Southern California high school cheerleading tournaments depicted in the cult hit Bring It On. Two teams - a rich, white squad from San Diego, and a cutting-edge, Black squad from East Compton - go head to head, ruthlessly vying for the national championship trophy. In between spectacularly choreographed performances, Bring it On also manages to work in a timely commentary of cultural appropriation and the power of female friendship, largely thanks to Jessica Bendinger’s biting screenplay. The short film pairing Down and Derby paints a portrait of the women of Ottawa’s roller derby scene, offering a glimpse into the physical and mental dedication required to get in the game, and stay in it.


BRING IT ON

Directed by Peyton Reed, 2000

With short film Down and Derby directed by Sarah Boothroyd, 2008

Eats & Treats @ 6pm. Films @ Sundown
Free / PWYC
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Christie Pits Park is an accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning whenever possible

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