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Apple store has it listed as Pre-order, so I am guessing it is not out in general release yet—expected July 2, 2019 (although that's the Canadian store so who really knows).
Thank you!! It was in the US store as well. I don't really like to buy movies, rather just rent them once. Pre-order was $12.99US and estimates availability on Jul 2. I figured, what the heck, just as well own a good sailing movie, so I went for it.


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I would think its a cheat to show more action. Its a wonderful shot watching a person haul down and the sail go up.
Most day charter tourist cruise boats get the clients up on deck hauling the sail up... obviously not needed but looks and feels great.
Exactly. I sometimes do that to get some core exercise or get a non-sailing guest involved in "sailing", even though we have a perfectly good electric cockpit winch. That scene in the movie is just physical preening, and the movie seems to be moral preening.
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I figured, what the heck, just as well own a good sailing movie, so I went for it.
It's not a sailing movie, it's a propaganda film that uses sailing as a vehicle. Its reviews from all the usual suspects in the media confirm this.
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It's not a sailing movie, it's a propaganda film that uses sailing as a vehicle. Its reviews from all the usual suspects in the media confirm this.
I read the NYTimes review and didn't get the sense it's propaganda. Clearly, the substance of the plot is not sailing, but I'm good with it taking place on a sailboat.


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I read the NYTimes review and didn't get the sense it's propaganda.
QED. Three words: Duranty, Pulitzer, and holodomor.
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QED. Three words: Duranty, Pulitzer, and holodomor.
Three letters. WTF


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Re: Really good movie with well done sailing scenes

I was able to see this a couple nights ago in DC. The evening of the day I read the info here. As noted, it is not a film about sailing. But it is a film about what happens to a woman who is making a blue water solo cruise on a sailboat. No big deal is made of any particular skills. But everything presented sailing-wise was authentic. There is nothing to make experienced sailors, let along blue water cruisers, wince or roll their eyes. So the plot evolves in a recognizable world that operates in recognizable ways.

The short version is that a woman who is an experienced emergency medicine doctor, while on a solo sail to Ascension Island comes upon a drifting derelect vessel apparently overloaded with refugees. Her attempts to summon help are frustrated, and over time she begins to conclude that “the authorities” are stalling and wish she would be on her way so they can avoid getting involved. She must come to grips with this and decided how to deal with things in accord with her own standards.

Interactions on marine radio are appropriately conducted, pan vs securite vs mayday for instance.

I was glad to see the film, and in a theater yet. Many thanks to the OP. It was a disturbing film, with a not so tidy conclusion, if that word can even be justly used.
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Duranty was a NY Times reporter who got a Pulitzer Prize in the '30s for writing glowing articles painting Joseph Stalin as a much loved popular, benevolent and humane leader of the Soviet Union. Duranty conveniently ignored the nearly 10 million Ukraines who were starved to death and the bullet in the back of the head purges and Gulags generated by Stalin's paranoia.
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I found one online source, however, it gave me a screen saying copyright or some such prevented them from streaming it to the USA.
Any chance of sharing that source for those of us who aren't in the US? Good sailing movies are rare birds.
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Duranty was a NY Times reporter who got a Pulitzer Prize in the '30s for writing glowing articles.......
Understood. No idea what that has to do with the movie. Perhaps the other post was a hard on for the NYT, rather than anything to do with the film. That's a fair POV, but the poster accused the film itself of being propaganda.


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