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The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis

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Maud Lewis was disfigured, impoverished and married to a man who "wasn't exactly Prince Charming"--but she produced a torrent of sparkling, joyous paintings. During her lifetime, Maud's works sold for as little as two dollars each. Today, she is Canada's most famous folk artist. Thousands pack galleries around the world to marvel at her uplifting paintings. The Illuminated Life of Maud Lewis is the first film to tell Maud's whole story: from her carefree childhood, to the onset of the rheumatoid arthritis that would cripple her body and gnarl her hands, to the tragic story of the daughter she never knew she had. Through this wonderful film, we experience the beauty and simplicity of the paintings that gave meaning to her life.

1998, 50 min

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Special Jury Award
Yorkton Film Festival
May 13 to 16 1999, Yorkton - Canada

Margaret Perry Award - Best Nova Scotia Produced Film - with a cash prize of 2,000$ in film stock.
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 18 to 26 1998, Halifax - Canada

Award for Sound Editing (John Rosborough)
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 18 to 26 1998, Halifax - Canada

Award for Music Composition (Sandy Moore)
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
September 18 to 26 1998, Halifax - Canada