September 13, 2017

The life of legendary Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis is painted in exquisite detail in this impeccably written and acted, incredibly affecting biopic. Shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, the achingly beautiful locations give striking context for the story of Maudie.

Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.

At the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival, where Maudie was the opening gala, it won the Super Channel People's Choice Award, the top audience award at the festival for feature films.

“Sally Hawkins is wonderful as the fragile but irrepressible Maudie, and Ethan Hawke is, if anything, even better as a man terrified of caring.” Paul Whitington Irish Independent

Rated: PG
115 minutes
4 - 5:55 and 7 - 8:55

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