CinemaQ 2018: Wild Nights With Emily | Denver Film Society | Madeleine Olnek | USA

CinemaQ 2018: Wild Nights With Emily

Madeleine Olnek

EnglishUSA201884 minWebsite


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Saturday, July 21st, 7:30pm
Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in the dramatic comedy Wild Nights with Emily. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, became that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged when her brother's mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily's poems. Irreverent and surreal, Wild Nights was selected as one of "The 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2018"(Filmmaker Magazine); you will never look at Dickinson the same way again.

Cinematographer: Anna Stypko | Screenwriter: Madeleine Olnek
Cast: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz