Maudie - Cinema Art Theater
July 17, 2017

Cinema Art Theater 

Fri, July 21 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Sat, July 22 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Sun, July 23 at 4:00 pm
Mon, July 24 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Tue, July 25 at 4:00 pm
Wed, July 26 at 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00 pm
Thu, July 27 at 4:00 & 7:00 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before screening begins.

Admission: RBFS Member $8; Future Members $10. Purchase admission only at the door, starting 30 minutes before screening. You must show your Film Society membership card to receive RBFS discount tickets. Please note: tickets are not refundable.

Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes 

Maudie is based on a true story; the drama charts the unlikely relationship that blossoms between two people living at the margins of their small Nova Scotia town.

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 follows 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. [2016, Ireland, Runtime: 115 minutes, Rated: PG-13].

Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail lauds the film for its “strong sense of what art-making means to the outsider artist, of the way in which painting relaxed and comforted Maud, allowing her to escape both social ostracization and daily cares”. Peter Howell of The Toronto Star takes special note of the film’s stars, calling Sally Hawkins’s portrayal of Maud Lewis “award-worthy”. Hawkins “finds the dignity and determination inside the soft-spoken woman who overcame poverty, family abandonment and crippling rheumatoid arthritis to become a world-renowned painter of colourful rural scenes,” while co-star Ethan Hawke “strongly depicts [Everett] as a man both brutish and adoring.”

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