Every family has its secrets. The mysterious life of Edith Lake Wilkinson might still be only whispered about if not for the curiosity of her great-niece, Jane Anderson. In 1924, Edith was suddenly institutionalized by an embezzling family attorney, and not until the ’60s was a startling discovery made of her luminous paintings in long-abandoned trunks. Surrounded by these paintings growing up, and with Edith’s influence clear in her own artwork, Anderson is moved to piece together a life unknown. A rich and textured picture of Edith’s early life emerges: lesbian, artist, and brilliant innovator of “white line” printmaking while a member of the Provincetown art colony. Directed by Michelle Boyaner (A FINISHED LIFE, SLGFF 2008).
Copresented by COCA
Part of the Thrive@5: Know Your History series
Run time: 78 min. | USA | 2015
Directed By: Michelle Boyaner