To begin with, I would like to thank each and every one of you who were able to show up for the reception/premier of THE HERO at the Celebration Cinema a week ago. We had a great turn out and Celebration put out a nice spread for the evening. We made a statement that evening. The members of the KFS are ready to resume their support at a new home. We want to see good films coming back to our local screens. I believe our future film opportunities will be plentiful.
Our second film in our new series will be MAUDIE, the latest film from the Irish director, Aisling Walsh. We were drawn to this film for a number of reasons. Based on the true story of Canadian folk painter, Maud Lewis, a live in housekeeper beset with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis whose life is transported when she picks up a paintbrush and a green can of paint. The great English actress Sally Hawkins plays Maud. She inhabits her character in places where few of her colleagues would be courageous enough to go. Don’t be surprised if they call her name in December when nominations come out. Ethan Hawke, equally good, plays her curmudgeon employer and future husband as the world slowly becomes aware of Maud’s paintings. It is a limited run so see it soon if this appeals to you. Ooh, it’s good to be back.