CINCINNATI, Sept. 23, 2011 -- Xavier University will be represented twice in the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival. “The Roller Derby Queens”, a documentary produced by Blis DeVault, assistant professor of Communication Arts and director of Xavier’s Television Center, and “Tipping Point,” an 18-minute film documentary produced by David Pergolini, a student in DeVault’s Senior Seminar class (she was also the film’s executive producer), will be screened next week.
On Monday, September 26 at 8:00 pm “The Roller Derby Queens” is one of four films screened as part of the 2011 Cincy Showcase. These films have a special connection to Cincinnati in that they tell the tale on the people, places and historical events of Cincinnati. They may have worked to foster creativity in the region, or they may be an emerging artist. The documentary is about the women who are the city's female roller derby team, the Cincinnati Roller Girls. It aired in June on CET, Cincinnati Public Television. The Showcase starts at 8pm at The Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson Street, downtown.
“Tipping Point” is an intense film about an Iraq War Vet who talks about killing a person for the first time. It will screen in the “shorts” block on October 2 at 4 pm at the Cincinnati Club.
Ticket information can be found at www.cincyfilmfest.com .
“We received a record number of submissions to consider this year,” said Brandon Harris with the Cincinnati Film Festival. “We believe the quality and diversity of this year's program are the best in our history, with an eclectic group of films pulled from some of the most prestigious festivals in the country and the world, as well as our own backyard.”