WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY starring Molly Shannon

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY starring Molly Shannon

Director: Madeleine Olnek
2018 | USA | 84 min
Saturday, October 13; 3:45pm

Molly Shannon slyly shines as Emily Dickinson in the humorous drama 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. Ingeniously subversive and a bit surreal, this seriously Independent film is a crowd-pleasing treat from acclaimed director Madeleine Olnek (The Foxy Merkins; Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same).



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