On-Air Film Review: Everything Must Converge in Ethan Hawke’s ‘Wildcat’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for the “Wildcat,” co-written and directed by Ethan Hawke and featuring his daughter Maya as 20th Century writer Flannery O’Connor. Currently in select theaters since May 17th. See local listings.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

Flannery O’Connor (Maya Hawke, who also portrays numerous roles in the short stories that are depicted) is a struggling writer of fiction in the late 1940s/early ‘50s who is flitting between New York City and her home is Georgia. When she begins to feel ill and breaks out in rashes, she is diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Lupus. Writing in her room for the rest of her life … she died at 39 … she produced three novels and 31 short stories, gathered in collections like “Everything that Rises Must Converge.”

“Wildcat” is in select theaters now, see local listings. Featuring Maya Hawke, Laura Linney, Steve Zahn, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alessandro Nivola and Liam Neeson. Written by Ethan Hawke and Shelby Gaines. Directed by Ethan Hawke. Not Rated.

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