comedy, historical | R | 1hr 24min
Opening at GFC: 05/10/2019
Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in the dramatic comedy WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film, however, explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years – most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler).
Director Madeleine Olnek's is irreverent and surreal – and reminiscent of an extended Drunk History episode without the drinking – WILD NIGHTS reminds us that the persona of an artist is as much a creation as the artwork itself and that history is often more story, than fact. You will never look at Emily Dickinson the same way again.
Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz
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