Martock Film Night - Parish Hall

Martock Film Night - Parish Hall

Saturday, 24th February 2018

Maudie (12A). Based on the true story of the Nova Scotian folk artist Maud Lewis Maud Lewis (1903-1970), is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins of Happy-go-lucky fame) to be his housekeeper. Film starts at 7.30pm, doors open 7pm. Tickets £5.50 in advance from Martock News, Moorlands Precinct and Martock Gallery, Water St. or £6 on the door. Refreshments available.

Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, longs to gain independence from her stifling family, and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. The film 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.


“It's a touching and unexpected story, with British actress Sally Hawkins rising to the demanding challenge of the title role, not just in suggesting Lewis's gnarled physique but also her life-affirming response to nature, which made her child-like drawings of flora and fauna so disarming. The true-life origins are underplayed, which allows the emotions to speak for themselves and it's hard to fault either of the leads, though it's fair to say we're always aware how hard they're working to realise these unusual, ultimately worthwhile roles.”  Radio Times


Martock Film Nights are presented by Moviola in association with Martock Community Group.


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