Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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Rockies Film Series presents ‘Maudie’
Oct 12, 2017 7:00 am - 7:00 pm| $12
The Rockies Film Series presents Maudie, brought by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club 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.
Maudie worked as a housekeeper as she honed her skills as an artist. 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, her 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.
Note: All money raised at our film festival and series is returned to the youth in our community through scholarship.
- $12 – festival seating – First come first served.
- online at: https://tickets.keycitytheatre.com/TheatreManager/1/online?performance=1057
- by phone at 250-426-7006
- at the door
Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.