Set sail with us on MONDAY, JANUARY 13th
MAIDEN ~ 7:00 p.m at the Norwood Theatre
Exhilarating, suspenseful, and emotionally charged, this documentary from director Alex Holmes chronicles Tracy Edwards’ 1989–90 precedent-setting sea voyage around the world with an all-female crew. The Whitbread Round the World Race was considered an exclusively masculine endeavour when 24 year old Edwards came along and, in the face of much sexist condescension, proved that skill, perseverance, and courage at sea know no gender.
Edwards and her crew members — all of them rousing storytellers — collectively narrate their experience in the film. MAIDEN is a classic tale of people contending with the elements; though, in this case, some of those elements are other people.
“Using archival footage and fresh recollections, director Alex Holmes offers an illuminating look into the weird world of jibs and rigging in a film that transcends the action of the sport.” Brad Wheeler, The Globe & Mail
“This stirring documentary recounts not just the feminist achievement, but triumph of the human spirit.” Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service