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Wild Nights with Emily

Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.
(PG-13, 84 min.)


Friday, May 17, 2019

6:00 PM

Saturday, May 18, 2019

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 19, 2019

4:30 PM

Monday, May 20, 2019

7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8:15 PM

Thursday, May 23, 2019

6:00 PM 9:00 PM

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong affair with her friend and sister-in-law Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a reclusive spinster. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle.

Starring: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz
Director: Madeleine Olnek
Genre(s): Comedy, History

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"This is a great example of Olnek's style. It's respectful, but it's also alive. It's serious, but it's also tongue-in-cheek. Olnek's approach gives Emily room to breathe. At last."

— Sheila O'Malley,

"This is an irreverent film, but its lightness is meaningful. With each silly flourish, Olnek offers joy and companionship to a figure whose history was more conveniently presented to generations of readers as solitary."

— Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

"At the heart of Wild Nights with Emily is a real love for Dickinson's work and an attempt to properly re-contextualize her story. That, in itself, is noble."

— Adam Graham, Detroit News

"Wild Nights With Emily may be Olnek's most political film to date, one that could forever change the narrative of the world's most famous woman poet."

— Jude Dry, indieWire