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Sally Hawkins in Maudie, 2016

Film: Maudie at the Irish Film Institute (Audio Described and Captioned)

7 Aug 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

  • Audio Description
  • Open Captioning
  • 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

Sally Hawkins in Maudie, 2016

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

Ethan Hawke as Everett Lewis and Sally Hawkins as Maud in Maudie, 2016

Categories: Audiences

Tags: Audio Description, Captioning, IFI, Irish Film Institute, Maudie

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