Wild Nights With Emily
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Director: Madeleine Olnek Run Time: 85 min. Rating: PG-13
Release Year: 2018
Starring: Amy Seimetz, Brett Gelman, Dana Melanie, Jackie Monahan, Joel Michaely, Kevin Seal, Lisa Haas, Molly Shannon, Sasha Frolova, Susan Ziegler
This independent film explores Emily Dickinson’s vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years, most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman. In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan…yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. 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.