Celebrate Opening Night of the very first AfterImage Film Festival at the Charlestowne 18 Cinema! Starting at 5:30pm, guests will be treated to an open bar and a selection of small bites courtesy of Batavia’s Verita Restaurant. A screening of the Opening Night film, "Maiden” will be presented following the party.
Special guest Dawn Riley will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A! One of the world’s top yacht racing pros, Dawn was the *only* American aboard the Maiden for the Whitbread Round the World Race.
All tickets are $30. Tickets available for purchase here.
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.