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Director: Alex Holmes | Producer: Victoria Gregory, Alex Holmes | Editor: Katie Bryer | Composer: Rob Manning, Samuel Sim | Cinematographer: Chris Openshaw | UK / 2018 / 97 min

About the Film

In 1989, long dismissed and belittled as the only woman crewmember 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.

About the Filmmaker
 
Alex Holmes is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer. Most recently Alex has directed Paula, developed by Cuba Pictures for BBC2 and starring Denise Gough. Previously, Alex directed Channel 4's Coalition, written by James Graham. Coalition won Best Single Drama at the 2016 RTS Awards. Alex also co-wrote and directed the Emmy and BAFTA nominated House of Saddam, a four part drama series for HBO and the BBC set in the inner circle of Saddam Hussein; and Dunkirk, a three part mini-series for the BBC about the evacuation of allied troops from Europe in 1940 which won Alex his first BAFTA as a director. Other recent directing credits include work on the first series of Dominion, a science fiction series for Universal Studios starring Chris Egan and Roxanne McKee, and on the first series of the rebooted Strikeback produced by Left Bank Pictures for SKY and Cinemax. His writing includes feature films The Killer, for Taken director Pierre Morel and StudioCanal, and the thriller Ex-Pats for Sandra Bullock and CBS Films, as well as an adaptation of the bestselling period novel Interpretation of Murder for Warner Brothers and producer Paula Weinstein. Alex is currently working on a film for Producers Megan Ellison and Mark Boal about Russian President Vladimir Putin and is developing a TV pilot for Fox set in the world of international gambling syndicates. Alex’s most recent feature documentary was Stop at Nothing, which he made for Oscar winning producers Passion Pictures and ABC Australia. The story of Lance Armstrong’s Faustian pact with performance enhancing drugs was described as Variety as “riveting and devastating” He is currently directing The Letter for the King, a new Netflix show produced by Film Wave.

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Section Special Presentation
Type Documentary
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Screening Information

Ticket Price $35.00
 
Date 06/23, 5:45PM
Venue Dreamland Main
Address 17 South Water Street
 
Date 06/23, 8:30PM
Venue Dreamland Main
Address 17 South Water Street