Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2016, Aisling Walsh, Ireland/Canada, 115 min. With Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 25th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 25th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 26th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Aug 27th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Aug 28th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Aug 29th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Aug 30th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Aug 31st 6:00pm

“One of the most beautiful and life-affirming and uplifting movies of the year…Hawkins never overplays it. She’s simply great.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“The film glows with the kind of sweetness last seen in John Crowley’s BROOKLYN. All it asks of you is an open heart.” — Tomris Laffly, Time Out New York

Sally Hawkins (HAPPY GO LUCKY) is being touted as an Oscar candidate for her performance in this fact-based drama that relates a moving tale of artistic and emotional awakening while minimizing sentimentality. She plays Maud Lewis, a self-taught painter from a remote village in Nova Scotia who overcame poverty, isolation, and physical disabilities to become one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists. The film centers less on her artistic triumphs than on her difficult relationship with her husband Everett (Hawke), a brutish, taciturn fishmonger who hires her as his maid before grudgingly marrying her. There are no miraculous breakthroughs in Irishwoman Walsh’s film, just a carefully observed process of perseverance and small advances that builds to a convincing, hard-earned emotional payoff. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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