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Maiden

Rated General (Frightening Scenes, Language May Offend) ~ Runs 97 minutes

Dir.: Alex Holmes, UK, 2019

Tracy Edwards, Jeni Mundy, Mikaela Von Koskull

Audience Award Winner, Dublin International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Northwest Fest

“Set sail for high seas adventure with this gloriously inspirational documentary which charts the efforts of the first all-female crew to enter the prestigious Whitbread round the world yachts race in 1989. It’s a sport I have zero interest in, but I was totally on board with the pioneering team during this exhilarating voyage. Having ran away to sea as a teenager, Tracy Edwards caused a storm in the male-dominated sport when she remortgaged her house to buy a decrepit second hand boat which in a defiantly provocative act is re-named Maiden. Edwards is skipper and navigator on the 33,000 nautical mile race, and her 12-strong crew combat icebergs, sleep deprivation, and a wave of sexist condescension from competitors and press. However, it powers their determination to compete, and when Edwards announces her intention ‘to just go for it’, I almost stood up and cheered. If there’s a more uplifting documentary this year then I can’t wait to see it.” - Chris Hunneysett, The Daily Mirror



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October 20