Friday, July 28 – 7 pm,
Saturday, July 29 – 4 & 8 pm,
Sunday, July 30 – 4 & 8 pm,
Wednesday, August 2 – 7 pm,
and Thursday, August 3 – 7 pm.
Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
Insider’s tip: “Maudie is one of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year, capable of moving us to tears of appreciation for getting to know the title subject” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times). Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, adds: “What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree’s cinematography — the light has a lovely, soft stillness to it, like a painting — and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun.” Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Maudie is a work of art.”
MAUDIE has eight wins and another two nominations for excellence.