Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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‘Maudie’ – Cinefest 2017 Fall Program
Oct 10, 2017 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Maudie is the first of the Cinefest fall series of independent films brought to the Columbia Valley by CV Arts and the Toronto International Film Circuit.
‘Maudie’ tells the story of the woman who became one of Canada’s best-loved folk artists, Maud Lewis, played by Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine). Throughout her life, she suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis and endured her brother’s and aunt’s treating her as though she were mentally and physically incompetent. The film’s director, Aisling Walsh, however, focuses on her optimism and pure grit.
She met and later married her husband, Everett Lewis (a young Ethan Hawke) when she was 30 and the pair
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) plays Maud Lewis and a young Ethan Hawke as her husband Everett Lewis. They lived in a tiny, one-roomed house with no heat or electricity but Maud livened it up with flowers she painted on every surface with house paint.
Although Maud Lewis was not a trained artist, her work resonated with people in a big way. After her death, in 1970, their home was completely restored and it was moved into the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
The film illustrates the role that art played in Maud’s life and portrays a sense of what making art means to the outsider artist.
There will be a cash bar, light refreshments and popcorn available.
Tickets for ‘Maudie’ may be purchased:
- online at: https://columbiavalleyarts.com/CVARTS/contact-us/
- at the door
- Adults – $12
- CV Arts members – $11 (available only at the door
- Age 13 and under – $5
- Ask for a Punch Card
Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.
For more information, contact Jami Scheffer at 250-342-4423