Maiden

Maiden

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Maiden

Documentary on sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

"In the late 1980s, amateur British sailor Tracy Edwards decided she’d had enough of being dismissed and belittled as the only woman on the seafaring crews she’d participated in. Setting her sights on the upcoming Whitbread Round the World Race — a staggering 40,000-nautical-mile circumnavigation of the earth that few boats dared tackle — Tracy assembled the world’s first international all-female sailing crew and entered the competition. As they weathered not only life-threatening high seas but also a storm of sexism in the media, this inspiring group of women had to rely on their own pure resilience—and each other—to prove the naysayers and skeptics wrong. What they hadn’t quite expected, however, was how their expedition would come to signify so much more than just a race to the finish line." (Sundance Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Coarse Language93 minsUK
Documentary
Director:
Alex Holmes ('Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story')
Cast:
Tracy Edwards
85%
want to see

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Reviews & comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Maiden is simply riveting, a story of grandeur and sweep that's also moving and intimate because there are so many naked emotions in play.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

You'll cringe at some of the condescending comments made by the yachting writers of the time, you'll laugh at some of the Maiden crew's antics (including wearing bikinis into Fort Lauderdale to distract the press from their poor performance on that leg) and cheer as they show "the boys" up, especially in the daunting Southern Ocean.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

What makes the story so compelling is not only how these women defied the odds to get a boat in the water, but how competitive in the race they were. What started as a feminist (Edwards hates this word) cry for women to sail in the Whitbread, turned into a serious competition. They wanted to win, but it wasn't until they crossed the line they realised what their participation meant to the world, and watching this moment still brings a tear to the eye.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Its] political narrative arc is what distinguishes "Maiden," which draws you in even when the predigital images prove less than lovely.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Tautly edited and unfussily directed, it's a knuckle-whitening tale of courage and grit.

4.0
1
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Instructive, insightful and inspiring, Maiden is a rousingly riveting record of a remarkable accomplishment that says as much about British bloody-mindedness as it does about feminist fortitude and underdog pluck.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At all events, it pays due homage to Edwards as a courageous pioneer.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Holmes' documentary has more than enough human interest to grip viewers with no prior interest in sailing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Maiden is simply riveting, a story of grandeur and sweep that's also moving and intimate because there are so many naked emotions in play.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

You'll cringe at some of the condescending comments made by the yachting writers of the time, you'll laugh at some of the Maiden crew's antics (including wearing bikinis into Fort Lauderdale to distract the press from their poor performance on that leg) and cheer as they show "the boys" up, especially in the daunting Southern Ocean.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

What makes the story so compelling is not only how these women defied the odds to get a boat in the water, but how competitive in the race they were. What started as a feminist (Edwards hates this word) cry for women to sail in the Whitbread, turned into a serious competition. They wanted to win, but it wasn't until they crossed the line they realised what their participation meant to the world, and watching this moment still brings a tear to the eye.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Its] political narrative arc is what distinguishes "Maiden," which draws you in even when the predigital images prove less than lovely.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Tautly edited and unfussily directed, it's a knuckle-whitening tale of courage and grit.

4.0
1
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Instructive, insightful and inspiring, Maiden is a rousingly riveting record of a remarkable accomplishment that says as much about British bloody-mindedness as it does about feminist fortitude and underdog pluck.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

At all events, it pays due homage to Edwards as a courageous pioneer.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Holmes' documentary has more than enough human interest to grip viewers with no prior interest in sailing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A rousing, real-life, feminist adventure tale.

0

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