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Isle of Man
FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.
Runtime: 1hr 45min || Cert: 12
Biography, Drama, Romance
“A window. I love a window. The whole of life already framed.”
Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke excel in this beautiful true-romance centred around Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis.
In 1930’s rural Nova Scotia. Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins), who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, smokes heavily to deal with the pain. Because of her unusual gait from the arthritis, she is often mistaken as a stupid, incapable woman. That view is held by her surviving family, her brother Charlie and her Aunt Ida with whom she lives. After an action by Charlie, Maud decides to seek some independence and is the only applicant for a posted job as housekeeper for brusque Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), a poor fish seller. Despite not wanting to hire a cripple, Maud negotiates to get the job for room and board. Their relationship is troubled to say the least but Maud is determined. To keep herself happy, Maud begins to paint and the film charts her rise to fame.
“This is a remarkably assured movie, through and through. Walsh and cinematographer Guy Godfree have taken care to make every individual shot a thing of beauty.” – Glenn Kenny, rogerebert.com
“Maud’s life was constricted, but her gaze was expansive. And so is her movie.” – Bob Mondello, NPR
“Maudie is an inspiring, heart-warming true-story film that most audiences will find hard to resist.” – Cate Marquis, We Are Movie Geeks
Tickets available online (https://etickets.im/fip), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).
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