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Thursday, November 8, 7:30 PM

Director: Madeleine Olnek
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Runtime: 84 minutes

Director Madeleine Olnek is scheduled to attend and participate in a post-film Q&A.

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized after her death, is that of a reclusive spinster—a delicate wallflower too sensitive for this world. The film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed—most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. After Emily died, the mistress of Emily’s brother would publish Emily’s poems. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved Susan and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this great poet is also the story of two sets of passionate, illicit lovers in a mysterious struggle for a place in history. ~ Cinereach

Principal Cast: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, Al Sutton

Writer: Madeleine Olnek
Producer: Casper Andreas, Anna Margarita Albelo, Max-Rifkind Barron, Madeleine Olnkek
Cinematographer: Anna Stypko
Editor: Lee Eaton, Anthony Clemente
Music: Karl Frid, Par Frid