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Wildcat (2024)

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Director: Ethan Hawke Run Time: 105 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2024

Starring: Laura Linney, Maya Hawke, Philip Ettinger, Rafael Casal, Steve Zahn

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Telluride Film Festival
International Premiere, 2023 Toronto Film Festival

Directed and co-written by four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, Wildcat (2024) 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?

“Maya Hawke and Laura Linney dazzle in Ethan Hawke’s exquisite take on Flannery O’Connor… a sublime portrait of a great writer”

—Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

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.

About the filmmaker:

Ethan Hawke is an American actor, filmmaker, author, and stage director. He is well known for many roles in films including Dead Poets Society (1989), the Before Sunrise series, Reality Bites (1994), Gattaca (1997), Great Expectations (1998), Training Day (2001), Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007), Boyhood (2014), Maudie (2016), and First Reformed (2019). As a director, Hawke’s films have competed at major film festivals, including Chelsea Walls (2001) at Cannes, The Hottest State (2006) at Venice, Blaze (2018) at Sundance, and the documentary Seymour: An Introduction (2014) at Toronto. He has received numerous accolades and nominations, including four Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award. Wildcat (2023) is his latest film.

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