Maudie

Director: Aisling Walsh.
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett. Ireland/Canada 2016. 116 mins.


A beautifully realised biopic of Canadian artist Maud Lewis. Impoverished and disabled with chronic arthritis, watercolourist Maud (Hawkins) lives with her mean-spirited spinster aunt in Nova Scotia. When she accepts a job as a housekeeper for Everett (Hawke), a gruff fishmonger whose home is a tiny, one-room shack, she seems to escape one set of fetters for another. However, despite Everett’s surly selfishness, Maud perversely finds him attractive and inspiring, and he allows her to do her own painting when she’s through with the housework. With echoes of My Left Foot’s triumph over impairment and her role in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Hawkins brings perky optimism to a character who eventually blossoms after one of her almost child-like paintings is bought by a Manhattan socialite (Matchett) and her relationship with Everett becomes infused with a strange tendresse.

Contains infrequent moderate violence, sex.


Club and Group screenings

Sat 19th Aug 13.20 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Sun 20th Aug 15.10 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Mon 21st Aug 11.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.
Mon 21st Aug 13.15 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Tue 22nd Aug 14.05 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 23rd Aug 11.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Big Scream: Exclusively for parents or carers with babies under the age of one.
Wed 23rd Aug 13.35 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Thu 24th Aug 13.10 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



Back to top