A stand up and cheer celebration of the first ever all-female crew to enter a round-the-world sailing competition.
THE FILM SERIES AT GORTON PRESENTS:
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 secondhand 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 sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.
Directed by Alex Holmes
Individually wrapped concessions available for purchase before the film.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT GORTON:
Indoor screenings are capped at 50 (theater capacity: 300) and seating will be socially distanced. In compliance with state and local mandates, Gorton Community Center requires masks for entry. Patrons may remove their masks when/if they are sitting and eating during the film. Gorton offers amply hand sanitizer throughout the building and has implemented one way entrances and exits. Our team cleans high touch surfaces regularly and the theater is thoroughly cleaned after each screening and event. For additional questions or suggestions regarding film series safety, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
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