LADIES' SPOTLIGHT FILM
Wild Nights With Emily
Saturday October 20th 2018, 7:15 pm
Runtime: 84 minutes
Director: Madeleine Olnek
Country: USA, 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Historical Fiction, Lesbian, Romance
This is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played flawlessly by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive spinster, a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed, most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. Thanks to the irreverent and surreal Wild Nights With Emily you will never look at Dickinson or her poetry the same way again.
IN ATTENDANCE: Executive Producer Jennifer Kriz; Co-Executive Producer Edwin Scharlau
Lauren Fiarbanks - Public Relations
"Passionate and full of poetry, the film explores the hidden side of Emily Dickinson's life--and the versions of ourselves we all keep hidden."
Jury Award Best Narrative Film - Seattle International Film Festival
Best Actress-Molly Shannon - FilmOut (San Diego)