SOLD OUT!!! - MAIDEN - Special Event Screening with MAIDEN sailor DAWN RILEY and OAK CLIFF SAILING

Special screening with Maiden sailor Dawn Riley with Oak Cliff Sailing
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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Fri, Jul 12 7:30 PM

Description

MAIDEN

Friday,  July 12, 7:30pm | Members $20 | Public $25


Special screening with Maiden sailor Dawn Riley with Oak Cliff Sailing

Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, this powerful new documentary chronicles the unprecedented journey of Tracy Edwards, a 24-yearold charter boat cook, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World sailing race in 1989.

In 1989, long dismissed and belittled as the only woman crewmember on the ships where she worked, British sailor Tracy Edwards set out to prove herself in the biggest way possible. She assembled the world's first all-female international crew and entered the Whitbread Round the
World Race (rechristened the Volvo Ocean Race in 2001), a 32,000 mile global circumnavigation competition that, until then, had been the exclusive domain of male seafarers. With its fundraising challenges and heated rivalries, the journey to prepare the Maiden was already complicated. But it was just the beginning of an epic adventure. Facing sexist condescension from both her male competition and the
media before they even set sail, Edwards and her inspiring crew were determined to prove the naysayers wrong. (UK, 2019, 97 Mins., PG, English | Dir. Alex Holmes)