SOLD OUT — MAIDEN — Additional screening Sunday and next weekUSA | 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | Rated PG | Documentary
Friday July 12, 2019
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
SOLD OUT - Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening BUY TICKETS
This performance is SOLD OUT — please do not come to the Film Center the night of the show for tickets.
We will be joined after the film via Skype by Maiden Skipper Tracy Edwards
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sports world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.
Tracy Edwards is a British sailor. In 1989 she skippered the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, becoming the first woman to receive the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy and was awarded an MBE honour. She has written two books about her experiences.
"A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale."- Hollywood Reporter