Wild Nights With Emily

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Director: Madeleine Olnek Run Time: 85 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2018

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

The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster: a delicate wallflower too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years,¬†most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily’s death, a rivalry emerges when her brother’s mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily’s poems. Unique and surreal, Wild Nights With Emily¬†sheds new light on the life one of our most celebrated poets.