Wild Nights With Emily
2018 / USA / 84 Minutes / Madeleine Olnek
“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.