This gem of an independent film tells the story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (née Dowley). Set in a rural community of Nova Scotia in the middle decades of the Twentieth Century, the story traces the meeting and marriage of Ms. Dowley to Everett Lewis, a local fish peddler. Despite birth defects and rheumatoid arthritis, and a life spent in poverty, Maud rose to national prominence as an artist.
***⅛ (out of *****)
©2019 David R. George III
2016 • 1 HOUR, 55 MINUTES
PAINTED HOUSE FILMS • SMALL SHACK PRODUCTIONS • PARALLEL FILMS • H IS 4 PRODUCTIONS
• SHERRY WHITE
• AISLING WALSH
NO 2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS