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Catching up!

 

We thought it was about time we take a quick break and let you all know how things are progressing on our documentary, PACKED IN A TRUNK: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson. 

 

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During the filming we have traveled to many places, including: Provincetown (three times!), Ipswich (Massachusetts), Baltimore, Wheeling (West Virginia) and northern California. We have continued to film more interviews as we have made our way through viewing and transcribing 250+ hours of footage shot over the 18 months on this search to uncover Edith’s story and return her work to Provincetown. 

 

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Two of Edith's White Line Prints, dated 1914, were included in an exhibit at PAAM (Provincetown Art Association and Museum) as part of their 100th Anniversary retrospective of the founding of the Provincetown art colony. Edith's pieces were hung alongside those of her peers in the exhibit, "The Tradition of The Provincetown Print" and she is starting to be recognized as a significant player in the early Provincetown art scene.

 

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We also had the opportunity to film more footage of some of the amazing Provincetown folks we've met along the way (Historians, Collectors/Gallery Owners, Artists and others) who have been incredible resources and advocates for Edith and her story. It feels like the whole town is cheering Edith on.

 

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We have been working closely with the amazingly talented singer/songwriter DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH who has been composing the score, and we can tell you that the music is beautiful, offbeat, sometimes haunting, always heartfelt and an incredible match for this journey on film. 

 

Please enjoy this video greeting Danielle sent us from the studio:

 

 

The editing and post-production process has been extensive and included putting the film on a diet—its first rough assemblage was over 4 hours long. There is so much amazing footage, and we have made so many wonderful discoveries about the life of Edith along the way that we can’t wait to share with you.

 

We will continue to post updates here on the website, but we alsoinvite you to join us on Facebook and “Like” Edith’s page in order to receive even more updates: https://www.facebook.com/EdithLakeWIlkinson

 

Thanks for your interest in Edith and the documentary, and here’s to being seen!

 

 

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Comments 6

 
Guest - Zoe lewis on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:53

Congratulations! This is so great in so many ways. I love Edith's art and saw the show when it came to P-town and was just blown away by your documentary. It's so important and lovely that you have done this. You have done a wonderful thing.Thank you.

Congratulations! This is so great in so many ways. I love Edith's art and saw the show when it came to P-town and was just blown away by your documentary. It's so important and lovely that you have done this. You have done a wonderful thing.Thank you.
Guest - Shalina Larosa on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 01:38

I loved the documentary! You have saved a beautiful part of our history that would otherwise have been lost. Edith's paintings are my favorite! If you look at them while pulling the picture away, its as if she drew pixils that come to life! So many thing about her life are interesting and familiar! I myself grew up in Baltimore, MD. I was born in 1970. We drove past Sheppard Pratt many times. I have a daughter that suffers with Bipolar Disorder and I don't know what we would do with out the medications that make her life bareable. I wonder if Edith had today's psychiatric care and modern meds how much her story would have turned out different! Thank you, for sharing this wonderful story about your amazing Great Aunt Edith!

I loved the documentary! You have saved a beautiful part of our history that would otherwise have been lost. Edith's paintings are my favorite! If you look at them while pulling the picture away, its as if she drew pixils that come to life! So many thing about her life are interesting and familiar! I myself grew up in Baltimore, MD. I was born in 1970. We drove past Sheppard Pratt many times. I have a daughter that suffers with Bipolar Disorder and I don't know what we would do with out the medications that make her life bareable. I wonder if Edith had today's psychiatric care and modern meds how much her story would have turned out different! Thank you, for sharing this wonderful story about your amazing Great Aunt Edith!
Guest - Noreen on Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:32

What a story and you told it so well. I saw it on HBO tonight. It is one of those stories that really made me feel something.Thank You for telling it.

What a story and you told it so well. I saw it on HBO tonight. It is one of those stories that really made me feel something.Thank You for telling it.
Guest - Grace Albaugh on Sunday, 02 August 2015 14:28

I watched your beautiful documentary several days ago and it is still living inside my head. I cry tears of joy and deep pain for this beautiful woman. What a blessing you are to her to bring her story and her beautiful art to all of us! My life is richer for having seen her work, learned her story and watching the love you give to her.

Thank you SO much!!

I watched your beautiful documentary several days ago and it is still living inside my head. I cry tears of joy and deep pain for this beautiful woman. What a blessing you are to her to bring her story and her beautiful art to all of us! My life is richer for having seen her work, learned her story and watching the love you give to her. Thank you SO much!!
Guest - Nancy Marres on Monday, 03 August 2015 18:35

Coming from Milton, MA and now residing in Sunrise, FL I spent many summers on the Cape and visited
P-Town each visit. Your documentary was outstanding. How wonderful to finally come full circle but so
sad for her life. There was nothing wrong with her and this should have been questioned during her first
encounter at Sheppard Pratt by the so call experts in the field of mental disorders. I am sorry to say that
Fanny was as guilty as Attorney Rogers. But enough of this part. I do hope that her works will be displayed
again and I think an art publishing company needs to consider a book of her paintings. Bravo to you both...

Coming from Milton, MA and now residing in Sunrise, FL I spent many summers on the Cape and visited P-Town each visit. Your documentary was outstanding. How wonderful to finally come full circle but so sad for her life. There was nothing wrong with her and this should have been questioned during her first encounter at Sheppard Pratt by the so call experts in the field of mental disorders. I am sorry to say that Fanny was as guilty as Attorney Rogers. But enough of this part. I do hope that her works will be displayed again and I think an art publishing company needs to consider a book of her paintings. Bravo to you both...
Guest - Robin Henkel on Sunday, 30 August 2015 03:42

My husband and I just watched Packed in a Trunk this evening. What an amazing film! We have lived on Cape Cod for 17 years and had no knowledge about Provincetown white line block printing, let alone who Edith Lake Wilkinson was (obviously, as this film is clearly Edith's coming out party!) Even when we chose to watch the film this evening we had no indication that it was about such an historic part of Cape Cod - the Provincetown artists colony. I just took my 14 year old bi artist daughter to Provincetown about 2 weeks ago with her first love. I had a very memorable day with the two girls and was reminded of it as I watched the film. My husband and I both experienced goosebumps as we heard about the "coincidental" correlations between Edith and Jane's life at the beginning of the film. The segment with the psychic is also mystical. But above all, Edith's art is gorgeous, and we are all lucky that Jane decided to pursue what she clearly felt in her soul to be the important work bringing Edith's art to light. I have a sense of "meant to be" about having watched this tonight. Well done! I hope PAAM does an entire exhibit on Edith Lake Wilkinson's work. She deserves it.

My husband and I just watched Packed in a Trunk this evening. What an amazing film! We have lived on Cape Cod for 17 years and had no knowledge about Provincetown white line block printing, let alone who Edith Lake Wilkinson was (obviously, as this film is clearly Edith's coming out party!) Even when we chose to watch the film this evening we had no indication that it was about such an historic part of Cape Cod - the Provincetown artists colony. I just took my 14 year old bi artist daughter to Provincetown about 2 weeks ago with her first love. I had a very memorable day with the two girls and was reminded of it as I watched the film. My husband and I both experienced goosebumps as we heard about the "coincidental" correlations between Edith and Jane's life at the beginning of the film. The segment with the psychic is also mystical. But above all, Edith's art is gorgeous, and we are all lucky that Jane decided to pursue what she clearly felt in her soul to be the important work bringing Edith's art to light. I have a sense of "meant to be" about having watched this tonight. Well done! I hope PAAM does an entire exhibit on Edith Lake Wilkinson's work. She deserves it.
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