Wildcat

1 hour 43 minutes

Not Rated

Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

"A sublime portrait of a great writer” (Variety), Wildcat explores the life of the influential and utterly idiosyncratic American author Flannery O’Connor. Directed and co-written by four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Wildcat invites the audience to weave in and out of 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 the age of 24. Struggling with the same disease that took her father’s life, 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 explore a strained relationship with her mother, who, let's just say, couldn’t be more different.

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