Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Maudie, based on the life the Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis, is a truly an unorthodox love story. Maud (Hawkins), a bright-eyed, bird-like woman with severe arthritis, becomes a housemaid then wife to the brutish fish-peddler, Everett (Hawke). The film follows their difficult relationship and her rise to fame, leaving one pondering on the magic and mystery of how such vibrant, happy art emerged from a hardscrabble life. Excellent performances from both Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
Canada-Ireland 2016 – directed by Aisling Walsh – with Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke – 116 min
Maudie takes its straightforward aesthetic from lines Sherry White’s script ascribes to its heroine: “I love a window. The whole of life already framed—right there.” – FILM COMMENT
Aisling Walsh knows how to balance the comedy and the pathos as she takes us through her subject’s life and chronicles her unlikely emergence as an artist – INDEPENDENT
This moving film explores Lewis’ life in all its heartbreak and triumph – TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL