Maudie

Rated PG-13 115 minutes 2017

This Irish-Canadian drama tells the true story of Maud Lewis (played beautifully by Sally Hawkins), an arthritic woman in Nova Scotia who taught herself to paint and became an internationally recognized folk artist. Rather than dwell on Lewis's career, screenwriter Sherry White looks at her relationship with her husband (Ethan Hawke, cast effectively against type), a mean and socially maladroit handyman who hires her as a live-in maid but over time falls in love with her. White and director Aisling Walsh refuse to soft-peddle the husband's chauvinism or insensitivity, and because of this, his transformation into a loving, supportive husband seems as hard-won as his wife's success in the art world. The setting, emotionally wounded characters, and sensitivity to small-town dynamics all reminded me of Jean Negulesco's classic Johnny Belinda (1948).

Fri 8/25, 2 and 6 PM; Sat 8/26, 8:15 PM; Sun 8/27, 3 PM; Mon 8/28, 7:45 PM; Tue 8/29, 6 PM; Wed 8/30, 7:45 PM; and Thu 8/31, 6 PM.

Film Credits

Official Site: sonyclassics.com/maudie

Director: Aisling Walsh

Producer: Hussain Amarshi, Heather Haldane, Johanna Hogan, Ross Jacobson, Tyler Mitchell, Alan Moloney, Sheldon Rabinowitz, Edward Riche, Mark Roberts, Mary Young Leckie, Bob Cooper, Susan Mullen and Mary Sexton

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett, Billy MacLellan, Marthe Bernard and David Feehan

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Maudie

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Sorry there are no showtimes for Maudie on Friday, August 18.

The next date Maudie is playing is Friday, August 25 .

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