Release dateJanuary 2015 WriterJane Anderson, Michelle Boyaner CastJane Anderson, Lisa Williams, Tess Ayers People also search forTwenty-Five Palms, Spirit/Will/Loss, Arteholic, A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour ScreenplayJane Anderson, Michelle Boyaner
TaglineA Kindred Spirit's Legacy, Reclaimed
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015) is a documentary film about American artist Edith Lake Wilkinson (August 23, 1868 – July 19, 1957), who painted in Provincetown, Massachusetts from 1914 to 1923.
One of the writers of the documentary, Jane Anderson, is Wilkinson's great-niece.
Wilkinson had a life partner, Fannie. But her family lawyer was taking her money, and her artwork almost became lost when she was committed to an insane asylum, where she spent the last thirty years of her life. After she was sent to the institution, her artwork as well as all her other things were put in trunks and shipped to a relative in West Virginia, where they were kept in an attic for forty years.
The film was shown on January 2, 2015 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, on June 18, 2015 at the Provincetown International Film Festival, and on June 27, 2015 at the Frameline Film Festival. The film was shown on HBO on July 20, 2015.