115 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: September 12, 2016 (TIFF)
Release date: April 14, 2017
DVD release date: October 10, 2017
Canadian distributor: Mongrel Media

Based on a true story, Maudie is a Canada-Ireland coproduction about the 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 afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and passionately wants 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. Maud Lewis became one of the most inspiring figures in Canadian art. Her colourful paintings, made on surfaces ranging from beaverboard to cookie sheets, established her as one of Canada’s premier folk artists.

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Maudie, movie, poster,



Bob Cooper
Susan Mullen
Mary Sexton
Mary Young Leckie

Executive Producer:

Hussain Amarshi
Heather Haldane
Johanna Hogan
Ross Jacobson
Tyler Mitchell
Alan Moloney
Sheldon Rabinowitz
Ed Riche
Mark Roberts
Mary Young Leckie

Line Producer:

Mary Pantelidis


Aisling Walsh


Sherry White


Guy Godfree


Stephen O’Connell


Michael Timmins

Production Designer:

John Hand

Art Director:

Owen Power
Shelley Cornick (additional art director)

Costume Designer:

Trysha Bakker

Cast: Roles:

Ethan Hawke
Sally Hawkins
Kari Matchett
Gabrielle Rose
Zachary Bennett
Marthe Bernard
Kate Ross
Billy MacLellan
Erin Mick
Lawrence Barry
Greg Malone
David Feehan
Mike Daly
Nik Sexton
Brian Marler
Judy Hancock
Denise Sinnott

Everett Lewis
Maud Lewis
Aunt Ida
Charles Dowley


Mr. Davis
Mr. Hill
Man at Bar
CBC Reporter
Ida’s Nurse
Hospital Nurse