Director: Aisling Walsh Run Time: 115min Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Maudie is based on the true story of Nova Scotia painter Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada's best known and most loved folk artists.
The fragile but determined Maudie (Sally Hawkins) yearns for independence from her over-protective family and dreams of creating art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper placed by a reclusive fish seller (Ethan Hawke), she gains more than just the freedom she wanted, as the unlikely pair develops a relationship that is intensely intimate and just as challenging.
A touching and inspiring story about following one's dreams in spite of life's obstacles, Maudie is an absolute charmer.
"Maudie breaks your heart with its infectious positivity." – Tomris Laffly, Time Out
Venue: CBC's Barbara Frum Atrium
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
Guest(s): Mary Young Leckie
6:30 - Doors open
7:00 - Screening
Maudie will be followed by a Q&A with producer Mary Young Leckie
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.
CBC's Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front Street W, Toronto, ON, M5V 3G5
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