USA | 2023 | 108 min. | Ethan Hawke

May 24 - 30, 2024

Ethan Hawke explores the life and art of American author Flannery O’Connor—played by his own daughter, Maya Hawke—in his latest interrogation of the artist’s way.

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.

  • Director: Ethan Hawke
  • Principal Cast: Maya Hawke, Laura Linney, Philip Ettinger, Rafael Casal
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 108 min.
  • Producer: Ryan Hawke, Joe Goodman, Cory Pyke, Karri O'Reilly
  • Screenplay: Shelby Gaines, Ethan Hawke
  • Cinematographers: Steve Cosens
  • Editors: Barry Poltermann
  • Music: Shelby Gaines, Latham Gaines
  • Filmography: Seymour: An Introduction (2014), Chelsea Walls (2001)
  • Language: English
  • US Distributor: Oscilloscope