Maudie is set to screen Sept. 17 at the Rialto Cinema in Courtenay.

CVAG film series opens with Maudie

The critically acclaimed Maudie will be the first movie of the Comox Valley Art Gallery’s 2017 fall film series.

It will screen Sept. 17, 5 p.m. at the Rialto Cinema in Courtenay.

The film follows the life of Nova Scotian artist Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins), whose family has little faith in her ability to live independently due to the effects of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

After the loss her parents leads to the sale of her childhood home, Dowley sets out to make her own way in the world and pursue her passion for art. She answers an ad for a live-in housekeeper for the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke), but Dowley’s artistic skills quickly eclipse her domestic duties.

Directed by Aisling Walsh, Maudie brilliantly captures Dowley’s growth into one of Canada’s most celebrated folk artists.

The CVAG film series is part of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Film Circuit. This fall’s series will also include Churchill on Oct.1, Trip to Spain on Oct. 15, Frantz on Oct. 29, and Loving Vincent on Nov. 12.

Tickets for individual films are $12 for CVAG members, and $13 for non-members. Series passes are also available at $55 for CVAG members and $60 for non-members. Proceeds go to the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Individual tickets, series passes, and CVAG memberships can be purchased at the CVAG shop, 580 Duncan in downtown Courtenay, or by calling the gallery at (250) 338-6211.

Tickets can be purchased at the theatre if any are available, but demand is high so advance purchase is recommended.

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