120 Morris St, Durham, NC
Laura Dekker was born on a boat, could sail alone at the age of six, and for as long as she could remember, dreamed of sailing around the world. After a prolonged court battle with Dutch authorities, and exposure in the global media, 14-year-old Dekker finally gets her chance to be the youngest person to complete a solo circumnavigation of the globe. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature film follows Dekker on her quest to sail the world, and discover her place in it. Spanning two years, three oceans, and five continents, the adventure unfolds as an intimately framed affirmation of independence and identity. Shot in large part by Dekker on board the Guppy and driven by her unscripted narration, the odyssey is infused with the teen’s humor, candor, and surprising strength. More at ease in a storm than in the boredom of a windless sea, Laura Dekker is a captivating subject. Maidentrip masterfully navigates this remarkable coming-of-age journey.
The film starts at 1:40 pm. I’m posting meetup times 30 minutes prior to film start as there will be lines, etc. This film is part of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, running that weekend from Thursday through Sunday. Individual tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance beginning Mon Mar 25 at 11:00 am: https://store.fullframefest.org.