2018 Festival

Wild Nights With Emily

*CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE // DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE // MIDWEST PREMIERE*

Hotwater Works Warehouse / 2116 E Michigan Ave, Lansing MI 48912 /    Alcohol offered

Cost: $5 / Tickets: At the door only

Documentary Short, Narrative Feature

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Wild Nights With Emily

"Molly Shannon 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." Check out a review of WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY at South by Southwest from IndieWire here.

Madeleine Olnek / 2018 / 84 minutes / English / USA

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A Leaf a Day 一日一叶

We all suffer when the person we love is far away from us. Mr. Zhou is a Chinese traditional culture lover, his wife is on an international mission at the Gulf of Aden to help fight pirates. As no return date of his wife has been indicated, he uses his own unique way to express his love and longings for his wife: to carve a leaf a day. (This film is part of the documentary series "walkinginlovestory.com")

Xiaoxing Han / 2018 / 10 minutes / Mandarin / China

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