Third Space Film Night: Maudie

Category: movies 101

October 26 | Saint John Arts Centre | 6 p.m. | PWYW

Maudie | 116 min, USA, 2016, English

Principal Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke

Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s best known and most loved folk artists.

The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.

A touching and inspiring story about following one’s dreams in spite of life’s obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.

Third Space Film Night: Maudie | October 26 | Saint John Arts Centre | 6 p.m. | PWYW

*Please note that entrance & exit to the SJAC will be through the basement doors.

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