WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
Directed by Madeleine Olnek
2018 | USA | 84 min.

Sunday, September 23
1:00 p.m.
$10

Tower Theatre
815 E. Olive Avenue

About the Film

Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) plays Emily Dickinson in the humorous drama WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY.  The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, became that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her vivacious, irreverent side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged 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, this seriously Independent film was the Winner of the US-In-Progress award in Paris.