2016 MVIFF — THE WEEKEND SAILOR

, | 2016 | 70 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Bernardo Arsuaga

Sunday September 11, 2016


$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Bernardo Arsuaga

With almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly trip ’round the world, his regatta winning the overall prize.

In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head to head sailing race around the world, inviting expert crews from Europe and other countries against each other. The Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race took the sport to its limits. The British Royal Navy purchased six yachts to train 800 men and chose the best four 10-man crews for each of the four legs of the race, yet, an inexperienced Mexican man also signed up. In his fifties, with a crew that included his wife, son, family and friends. His name, Ramon Carlín. A weekend sailor. And he beat every competing nation.The Weekend Sailor 2

 

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“The film is incidentally a fine primer on how to make a documentary” - Jordan Young, Examinar.com

“Arsuaga does a fine job pulling all the necessary pieces together to make the The Weekend Sailor not just compelling but decidedly human as well.” - Warren Centrell, Scenestealers.com

Best Feature Documentary - International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, Nice 2016

Won Director's Award - Hong Kong-San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival 2016

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