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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2018, Alex Holmes, UK, 97 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 20th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 20th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 21st 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 22nd 5:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 23rd 8:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 25th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Sep 26th 6:00pm

"A sleek, exhilarating documentary."—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"A heck of a story splendidly told, MAIDEN succeeds by combining the athleticism of FREE SOLO with the enriching, across-the-boards emotional appeal of RBG."—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

In the eyes of many critics, the best adventure film of the year isn't a Hollywood epic starring Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt but this taut and thrilling British documentary about a group of determined women storming a male-dominated stronghold some thirty years ago. After a troubled youth, rebellious misfit Tracy Edwards discovered her passion in sailing. Finding the yacht-racing establishment unreceptive to women, she assembled the first all-female crew to compete in the grueling Whitbread Round the World Race. The hazards of the ocean (captured in on-board video footage) are matched by the mockery of the press, while friction between the intense Edwards and her crew gives way to solidarity in the face of adversity. DCP digital. (MR)

The Friday (9/20) 2:00 pm and Thursday (9/26) 6:00 pm screenings are Open-Captioned.

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