Freedom Public Library Event Calendar


Date: 2/23/2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Title: Winter Film Series: MAIDEN (UK, 2019)
Contact: Elizabeth Rhymer, 603-539-5176
Location: Freedom Public Library
Description:
The library's Winter Film Series selection today is "Maiden". This free series consists of six films shown on Sundays at 4:00 during the months of January, February and March. Popcorn is served. Stay afterward if you can for a free soup and bread supper and a chance to discuss the film. There is a signup sheet at the library for volunteers to bring soup, bread and dessert.

Even in 1989, there were still enough stereotypes about women’s abilities ‘to sink a yacht’, so when Tracy Edwards, a 24-year old skipper of the Maiden entered her boat with all-female crew into England’s Whitbred Round the World  Race, the odds were stacked against her.  A number of journalists covering the race were doubtful about the “girls’” chances of even completing a leg, and one was heard to have referred to the crew as a “tinful of tarts”.  This crew was undaunted of course and determined, not just to complete, but to win, and scene after thrilling scene, shows how they strategized and risked death to finish the course.   Why?  Because they were told they couldn’t.   Although Alex Holmes’ exciting documentary of an historic event should be enough, one could predict there will someday be a Hollywood remake.
 

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