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Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015)

Packed In A Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 2 January 2015 (USA)
PACKED IN A TRUNK is the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped to ... See full summary »

Director:

Michelle Boyaner

Writers:

Jane Anderson (co-writer), Michelle Boyaner (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Jane Anderson ... Herself
Tess Ayers Tess Ayers ... Herself
James R. Bakker James R. Bakker ... Himself
Stephen Borkowski Stephen Borkowski ... Himself
Stephen Briscoe Stephen Briscoe ... Himself
Sally Brophy Sally Brophy ... Herself
Bill Evaul Bill Evaul ... Himself
Julie Heller Julie Heller ... Herself
Brian Larkin Brian Larkin ... Himself
Christine McCarthy Christine McCarthy ... Herself
Napi VanDerek Napi VanDerek ... Himself
Lisa Williams Lisa Williams ... Herself
James Zimmerman James Zimmerman ... Himself
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PACKED IN A TRUNK is the story of artist Edith Lake Wilkinson, committed to an asylum in 1924 and never heard from again. All her worldly possessions were packed into trunks and shipped to a relative in West Virginia where they sat in an attic for 40 years. Edith's great-niece, Emmy Award winning writer and director Jane Anderson, grew up surrounded by Edith's paintings, thanks to her mother who had gone poking through that dusty attic and rescued Edith's work. The film follows Jane in her decades-long journey to find the answers to the mystery of Edith's buried life, return the work to Provincetown and have Edith's contributions recognized by the larger art world. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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An artist found.
20 February 2016 | by rbbr-1See all my reviews

I watched this beautiful film with my wife today, and with each scene, we became more and more enchanted with Edith's story. Moving, and sad -- but ultimately uplifting, this is also the story of so many women of that era, and we came away with questions about the well meaning, and not so well meaning tyranny of men, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their impact on the lives of ordinary women moved us deeply and we couldn't help but think of our own great aunts.

Jane and Tessa gave Edith back her legacy, and her art. It is clearly a labor of love. How lucky we are that they were able to bring this wonderful artist home. Once lost in time, we now have Edith's story, and her beautiful artworks, for all time.


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