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Maudie

  • The Cary Theater 122 East Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States (map)

Based on a true story, Maudie charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis, a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Maude, a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, hunched with crippled hands from arthritis, yearns to be independent and to live away from her overly protective family. She escapes her solitary existence in her aunt’s home through her art, dreaming away the days, until in her early 30s she finds, and answers, an advertisement for a housekeeper. Everett Lewis is a 40-yer-old bachelor who owes nothing to anyone. Tall, skinny and shabby, abandoned by his parents at a very young age, he has nevertheless managed to become a proud and self-sufficient man, largely by collecting scraps and peddling fish. He live in a 10×12-foot house that has neither running water nor electricity, but at least it’s all his. He is his own boss and has everything he needs, except maybe a woman to clean the house and cook his meals. When Maud answers the ad, Everett hesitates at first. Seeing this strange-looking woman – short, hunched over, with gnarled-up hands and two huge bright brown eyes – he can’t imagine she can handle the hard work. She is determined, though, and refuses to leave, so he hires her, but remains wary. She talks too much, has too many opinions, is a terrible housekeeper and keeps talking marriage whenever he tries to have sax. She spends most of her time painting doodles on cardboard and the walls of his house. Everett realizes he hardly got what he bargained for. But over time, Everett starts to need Maud. When she isn’t near him, his life is dull and grey. She understands him in a way that no one ever has. (sonyclassics.com)

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