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12th July, 2018
Thursday 12 July
Film Screening: ‘MAUDIE’.
Director Aisling Walsh; Staring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett and Zachary Bennett
Cert PG Length 116 mins (2016.) Canada, Ireland. English
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Film Director Aisling Walsh
Sally Hawkins is at her best is this engaging and gently moving period drama, depicting the real-life story of Maud Lewis, a talented painter who refused to be hindered by her severe arthritis and went on to become one of Canada’s best-known folk artists. Her co-star Ethan Hawke is also impressive in the initially unsympathetic role of the man who, to everyone’s surprise in their remote nova Scotia community, hires Maud as his housekeeper, with the pair starting the most unlikely of romances. The film Screening with be followed by a Q&A with the Direcotr of the film, Aishling Walsh.
About Irish Director Aisling Walsh
Dublin born Aisling Walsh has written and directed many feature and television films as well as directing a number of highly acclaimed television serials. She has won over 25 international film and television awards. Her film credits include the multi award-winning ‘Song for a Raggy Boy’, which she wrote and directed. She was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2011 for her direction on ‘Wallander’, starring Kenneth Branagh. Her films have screened at festivals around the world and she has won several accolades, including a BAFTA TV Award for Room at the Top (2012) and a Canadian Screen Award for Maudie (2016) ]She is known for her “unflinching honest portrayals of a Catholic Irish society” This is a rare chance to meet one of Ireland’s leading female Film Directors in person.
TICKETS | From £8
STARTS | 7.30pm
VENUE | The Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black’s Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT