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Molly Shannon stars in this humorous and bold reexamination of the life of poet Emily Dickinson.
Madeleine Olnek
Molly Shannon Amy Seimetz Susan Ziegler Brett Gelman Jackie Monahan
NR 1 hour, 24 minutes

5.17.195.23.19

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

by Madeleine Olnek

Molly Shannon stars in this humorous and bold reexamination of the life of poet Emily Dickinson.

Synopsis

With special access granted to writer/director Madeleine Olnek by the Emily Dickinson Museum, Wild Nights With Emily is a hilarious and touching reexamination of how history can be shaped by those who tell it. In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson 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. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) 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. A timely critique of how women's history is rewritten, Wild Nights With Emily remains vibrant, irreverent and tender--a perhaps closer depiction of Emily Dickinson's real life than anything seen before.


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With

Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan

Director

Madeleine Olnek

Run time

1 hour, 24 minutes

Released

April 12, 2019

Distributed by

Greenwich Entertainment

Country

United States

Hearing Assistance

Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

May 17 through May 23

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Reviews

Jude Dry IndieWIRE
John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

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