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Maiden – 4:30pm

October 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:07 pm



Written and Directed by: Alex Holmes
With: Tracy Edwards, Jeni Mundy, Mikaela Von Koskull
Documentary | PG for coarse language and some suggestive content | 97 min. | United Kingdom

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Wednesday, October 23 – 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 26 – 3:00 pm

“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, GLOBE AND MAIL


“For anyone who doesn’t boat much, it’s hard to grasp how yachting can be athletic, harrowing, admirable, or lethal. Maiden… makes a good case for the prowess, invention, and perseverance required.” – George Elkind, METRO TIMES, DETROIT


Maiden tells the story of how a 24-year-old cook working on charter boats became the skipper of the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy Edwards’ 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 that all aboard would not survive and generate bad publicity. However, Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a second-hand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure that the team made it to the starting line. Although blessed with tremendous belief in herself, Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through – and ultimately astonish the sports world – with the support of her remarkable crew.


WON – Audience Award/Best Film, Dublin International Film Festival, 2019
WON – Audience Award/International Feature, Northwest Fest, 2019
NOMINATED – Best Documentary, Seattle International Film Festival, 2019


October 23, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:07 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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