NZIFF 2019: Official Selection
NZ HERALD 4/5 Stars “The amusement is provided by the game British journalists who completely wrote Maiden off (one called them “tits in a tin”) but were prepared to go on camera and admit they got it wrong. Just a little.”
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
MAIDEN 93 mins M Off. Lang. UK
Encore screening Sunday 3rd November 7.00pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm.
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
MAIDEN is the inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy’s 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 re-mortgaged her home and bought a second-hand 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 and prove that women are the equal of men.
Director/Screenplay: Alex Holmes
Producers: Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes
Photography: Chris Openshaw
Editor: Katie Bryer
Music: Rob Manning, Samuel Sim
With Tracy Edwards
Documentary | 93 mins M Offensive Language | UK