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This screening took place on
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

The life of legendary Nova Scotia folk artist Maude Lewis is painted in exquisite detail in this impeccably written and acted, incredibly affecting biopic. At the beating heart of Aisling Walsh’s film is Sally Hawkins, who not only captures the contorted physicality of this self-taught painter, who contended with rheumatoid arthritis, but also exudes the creative spirit raging within her. The film’s backdrop is the rugged beauty and expansive vistas of 1930s Nova Scotia. Its primary setting is unspeakably intimate: the comically tiny one-room house that Maude shares with misanthropic fish peddler played by Ethan Hawke, initially as his housekeeper but soon as his wife. Undaunted by his curmudgeonly nature, she’s inspired by the natural splendour to take up a paint brush.
  • Directed by Aisling Walsh
  • 2016, Canada/Ireland
  • 115 minutes

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