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| TWO SHOWS WED Aug 17 at 4 & 7 |

The Race to Alaska (R2AK) shows the hardships and dangers of racing to Alaska by sail or rowboat. Set in one of the most complex waterways in the world, many will succumb against winds, currents, whirlpools, fear and fatigue as both character and watercraft are tested. The feature-length documentary film (which borrowed its title from the race that inspired it) focuses on the arduous 750-mile trip between Port Townsend, Washington and Ketchikan, Alaska

Both Belfast’s own Leigh Dorsey and her custom rowing boat, Mursu, will be in attendance at both screenings on Wednesday, August 17 at 4 and 7 p.m. — but pay attention to when. Dorsey will arrive at the end of the matinee and speak to that audience as a post-show discussion that will occur around 5:45 – 6:15. Then she will remain at the theatre until the evening show has begun with a pre-show discussion around 7:00.

After Leigh completed the arduous 750-mile trip between Port Townsend, Washington and Ketchikan, Alaska with her partner in 2019, she enlisted her own sister (Clare) to join her this summer as they became the first human-powered all-female team to complete the R2AK as their aptly-named racing group, Team Don’t Tell Mom.

Rating: Unrated | Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins. | Screen: Dreamland

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TWO SHOWS WED Aug 17 at 4 & 7


OFFICIAL Trailer: The Race to Alaska

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