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Maiden documentary to screen around the country

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After one false start, the Maiden film will be shown in cinemas around the country from next month.

Maiden is the story of Tracy Edwards and the first all-women's crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989. They ended up winning two legs and finishing second overall when many expected them to struggle to complete the first leg or, even more dramatically, die.

Edwards and Maiden were recently in Auckland as part of a two-year journey around the world to promote girls education. The documentary was due to be screened while Edwards was in Auckland last month but was cancelled.

Maiden will have its New Zealand premiere in Auckland at the New Zealand International Film Festival, then will be screened around the country between July and September.

The festival will start in Auckland before being screened at other venues including Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Only the Auckland and Wellington screening times have been released but others are expected to be announced shortly.

Auckland (tickets go on sale on June 28)

July 20: Westgate (6pm)
July 24: ASB Waterfront Theatre (11am)
Aug 2: Civic (6.30pm)
Aug 4: ASB Waterfront Theatre (5pm)

See here for more on the Auckland times and how to purchase tickets

Wellington (tickets go on sale on July 4)

July 26: Embassy (3.45pm)
July 28: Lighthouse Petone (5.30pm)
July 31: Roxy (noon)
Aug 3: Penthouse (4.30pm)
Aug 6: Penthouse (11.45am)
Aug 11: Embassy (5.30pm)

See here for more on screening times around NZ and to purchase tickets when they are available
See here for more information on the Maiden Factor