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The Nantucket Film Festival and the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center proudly present NFF Now, a year-round programming initiative featuring special screenings and the season’s best independent films.

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The Nantucket Project, The Dreamland and Nantucket Film Festival Present


following a screening of the film Maiden

Sunday, September 22 4pm | Dreamland STUDIO


In conjunction with the Nantucket Project join us for a conversation with Tracy Edwards as she discusses the her experiences captured in the film Maiden, and her life after competing in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race.

DIRECTOR: Alex Holmes
97 MIN / UK / Color / 2018 / English

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2019 Nantucket Film Festival (Best OF Fest); 2019 Sundance Film Festival

In 1989, long dismissed and belittled as the only woman crew-member on the ships where she worked, British sailor Tracy Edwards set out to prove herself in the biggest way possible. She assembled the world's first all-female international crew and entered the Whitbread Round the World Race, a circumnavigation competition that, until then, had been the exclusive domain of male seafarers. Facing sexist condescension from both her male competition and the media before they even set sail, Edwards and her inspiring crew were determined to prove the naysayers wrong. Through immersive archival footage and poignant firsthand accounts, Alex Holmes' thrilling film tells their uplifting, against-all-odds story.

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