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11/10/2017
Free Film - Maudie

Maudie is a 2016 biographical romantic drama film starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. A co-production of Ireland and Canada, the film is about the life of artist Maud Lewis, who painted in Nova Scotia. In the story, Maud (Hawkins) struggles with arthritis, memory of a lost child and a family that doubts her ability, before moving in with a gruff fish peddler (Hawke) as a cleaning lady. Despite their differing personalities, they marry as her art gains in popularity. The film was shot in Newfoundland and Labrador, requiring a recreation of Lewis's famously small house.

It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and won a number of awards at other festivals. After festival screenings and wider releases, Maudie received positive reviews. The fact that the film was shot in Newfoundland was the subject of controversy in Lewis' native Nova Scotia. Nevertheless, the popularity of the film sparked a resurgence of interest in Lewis' art.

Directed by: Aisling Walsh
Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett
Rating: PG-13 (for some thematic content and brief sexuality)
Genre: Biographical, Drama, Romance

Length: 1 Hr. 55 Min.

Doors open at 7:00pm; free film begins at 7:30pm. Please arrive early as seating is limited. As always, your donations for the free film & organic popcorn help the library to renew its movie licenses.

Fairfield Public Library

Please send any inquires to the attention of Jan at: circ@fairfield.lib.ia.us