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Wildcat

Wildcat

Wildcat

Dir. Ethan Hawke
108 min
R

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Directed and co-written by four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Wildcat invites the audience to weave in and out of celebrated Southern Gothic writer Flannery O’Connor’s mind as she ponders the great questions of her writing: Can scandalous art still serve God? Does suffering precede all greatness? Can illness be a blessing?

In 1950, Flannery (Maya Hawke) visits her mother Regina (Laura Linney) in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with the same disease that took her father’s life when she was a child and desperate to make her mark as a great writer, this crisis pitches her imagination into a feverish exploration of belief. As she dives deeper into her craft, the lines between reality, imagination, and faith begin to blur, allowing Flannery to ultimately come to peace with her situation and heal a strained relationship with her mother.

Film Details

Program: New Releases
Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 108 min
Country/Region: USA
Rating: R
Language: English
Print Source: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Tags: Adaptation, Arts, Based on a True Story, Biography, Drama

Cast/Crew

Director: Ethan Hawke
Producer: Ryan Hawke, Joe Goodman, Cory Pyke, Karri O'Reilly
Cinematographer: Steve Cosens
Screenwriter: Ethan Hawke, Shelby Gaines
Editor: Barry Poltermann
Composer: Shelby Gaines, Latham Gaines
Principal Cast: Maya Hawke, Laura Linney, Philip Ettinger, Rafael Casal, Cooper Hoffman, Steve Zahn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Alessandro Nivola, Christine Dye, Willa Fitzgerald

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