Uptown! to Host an Evening of Women’s Empowerment with Documentary on Wednesday

Image via Maiden.

In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center will present Maiden, a documentary by Alex Holmes, on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM.

Preceding the film at 5:30 PM will be the latest installation of the organization’s ongoing Artist’s Perspective Series – called “Women and Whimsy” – that will feature pieces by women from The Regional Center for Women in the Arts.

In Maiden, Holmes tells the story of Tracy Edwards and the first-ever all-female sailing crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race. Using archival footage and interviews from the present day, the film brilliantly revives and reconstructs this powerful but overlooked story.

Holmes puts the women front and center to tell their story with all of its trials and triumphs. The Washington Post has heralded the film, saying “even at its most visceral and exciting, it’s the emotion at the story’s core, and the higher principles at work, that make it transcendent.”

The film is general admission with tickets costing $10 in advance and $13 at the door.

A regularly held event, the Artist’s Perspective Series offers the unique and free opportunity to hear from local artists whose work is on display in the Uptown! bar. After hearing about the inspiration behind the work, attendees will then be invited to purchase any of the pieces that are on display.

The current exhibit is made up of work from The Regional Center for Women in the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging and promoting the best emerging and established women artists and to raising money for charities that benefit women in need.

The artists featured include Marisa Boyd, Judy Goodkind, Sharon McGinley, N. Sarangoulis, Lois Schlachter, Ruth Wolf, and Valetta. Additionally, 50 percent of all art sales will be donated to the Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children.

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