Local spotlight on the weekend

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QUICK TAKE

Imagine making a film in five days. That is what seven filmmaking teams had to do this past week, and it wasn't easy. DC Shorts and Speakeasy DC have joined forces for a unique film competition, which channels the lives of seven local storytellers. The competition started last weekend when each storyteller entertained the audience with funny, insightful and even personal stories about their lives. At the end of the evening, each team found out which story they'd be capturing on film.

We'll get to see what they came up with tonight at the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). Afterward, the audience will get to ask questions and vote for their favorite. The winners will walk away with a $1,000 prize.

The event starts at 7 p.m. and costs $20.

ROLLER FORCE

If you've ever seen the movie "Whip It" starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, then you probably have a good idea what to expect when attending a DC Rollergirls derby. If you haven't, then you're in for a treat because they'll be competing at the Dulles Sportsplex (21610 Atlantic Blvd.) on Saturday. Get ready for some intense, tough-as-nails roller action with jarring blocks by competitors Mya Bloody Valentine and Guantanamo Babe. Jammer Nasty Pelosi will also be rolling alongside Maiden Sm'Akron and Slam Grier. Defending champs Scare Force One will be competing against the Cherry Blossom Bombshells at 3 p.m. The second bout starts at 4:45 p.m. between the Majority Whips and the DC DemonCats.

The doors open at 2 p.m. and tickets are $12 at the door or at brownpapertickets.com.

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