Maiden

Tuesday, January 29th at 12:00pm at Redstone Cinemas in Park City

Directed by: Alex Holmes

94 minutes

Documentary
English

Content Advisory*: 1 instance of strong language, 3 instances of mild languages. Conversations about social drinking and alcoholism (not central to the storyline). Conversations about misogyny and abusive parent. Brief shot of woman in a bra.

 

In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being dismissed and belittled as the only woman in seafaring crews she’d participated in. Setting her sights on the upcoming Whitbread Round the World Race—a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle—Tracy assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and entered the competition. As they weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, this inspiring group of women had to rely on their own pure resilience—and each other—to prove the naysayers and skeptics wrong. What they hadn’t quite expected, however, was how their expedition would come to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line.

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tracy Edwards.

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