Opens Aug 23, 2019
The exhilarating documentary Maiden relays 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.
"A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale. The most striking photography in Maiden is the wealth of first-hand, sometimes amazing footage of the journey, some of it shot by crewmembers." (Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter)