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Maudie

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Aisling Walsh’s film, based on the artist Maude Lewis, follows the unlikely romance that begins when the reclusive Everett (Ethan Hawke) hires the fragile yet determined 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.