Virtual Film Chat: Maudie (2016)
Surrey Libraries celebrates National Canadian Film Day with a discussion of the Canadian film, Maudie.
Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie 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.
This is not a film screening, so please watch Maudie prior to discussion. Maudie can be accessed through Surrey Libraries as a DVD or streaming video, or you can find the film (free, with ads) at CBC Gem.
For this online program, we'll be using Microsoft Teams. What you'll need: A computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Teams; or your smartphone/tablet.
An email address is required for registration.
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