Wild Nights With Emily
NCGLFF presents

Wild Nights With Emily

Women's Spotlight Selection!

The always-wonderful Molly Shannon embodies poet Emily Dickinson, portraying her as a driven writer, a target of obsessive envy, an ardent lover, and a woman who suffered no fools. This is a hilarious account of creative passion and longing from Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same). Unreliable narrator Mabel Todd (Amy Seimetz) misrepresents Dickinson as an unrequited spinster and shut-in. Meanwhile, her true vibrant nature, known best by Emily's lifelong lover and sister-in-law Susan, shines through. Throughout this gleefully anachronistic biopic, Olnek joyfully tromps on the manufactured images of Dickinson as a tragic virgin recluse with an overactive imagination. Dickinson has the discipline to put her creative solitude and writing first. Yet she is never truly alone in her work. Her muse, first reader, and champion remains Susan, a no-nonsense partner-in-crime who keeps the poet safe from the overbearing critiques of male publishers.

(US, 84 min)

Friday, August 17

7:10pm   Cinema One

Tuesday, August 21

7:10pm   Cinema One


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