July 7 - 27, 2017
Academy Award nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists.
Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive 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.
- Director: Aisling Walsh
- Principal Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett
- Country: Ireland, Canada
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 115 minutes
- Producer: Bob Cooper, Susan Mullen, Mary Sexton, Mary Young Leckie
- Screenplay: Sherry White
- Cinematographers: Guy Godfree
- Language: English