Wild Nights With Emily

Saturday October 20th 2018, 7:15 pm

The Classic Gateway Theatre
1820 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Film Details

Runtime: 84 minutes

Language: English

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

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."


Honors -

Jury Award Best Narrative Film - Seattle International Film Festival
Best Actress-Molly Shannon - FilmOut (San Diego)

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival