Film: Maudie at the Irish Film Institute (Audio Described and Captioned)
17 Aug 2017 (Past)
- Audio Description
- Loop System
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
Maudie (Sally Hawkins) is forced to forge her own path when her brother sells their home. A twist of fate leads her to a job as cleaning lady for taciturn fisherman Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), living in a tiny shack in the wilds of Nova Scotia.
When Maudie picks up a paintbrush one day, she discovers an artistic talent, and she soon becomes a local sensation. Director Aisling Walsh has crafted a portrait of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (1903–1970) that is intimate, complex and compelling; while Sally Hawkins captures Maudie’s frailty and irrepressible optimism.
Audio Description will be available on all shows of Maudie from August 4th, with Open Captioned screenings as follows:
Monday, August 7th at 13.00
Thursday, August 17th at 18.20
Watch: Trailer for Maudie
As Maud gets older her spine contracts even more; she’s like a collapsing star, still exuding brightness before she burns out.
Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian