Maiden (2018)
First screened in August 2019
Director: Alex Holmes. Documentary about the first all-female competitive sailing crew, participating in a round-the-world competition in the late 1980s.

Twitter Capsule: Handily prioritizes narrative and emotional drive over depth or formal inspiration. That's fine. Rare, proficient, rousing.

VOR:   Not looking to reinvent the documentary mold, but the women's own victory was as much about nailing existing best practices as innovating new ones.

Photo © 2018 New Black Films,
© 2019 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

National Board of Review: Best Actor (Sandler); Best Documentary Feature

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