The Kentucky Theatre

214 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Saturday, April 13th
3:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Admission Fee: $15

Join us for the second film event in our series, ART ON SCREEN. We're proud to present this unique pre-release screening of Wildcat, with our special guests, film director Ethan Hawke and actor Steve Zahn.

Filmed in Louisville and 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 24-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.