As a young kid, I always had the weirdest habits. I still do for some parts. I used to love to read the obituaries. Yep weird for a 9-10 year old but hey it kept me reading right? Around the time I turned 12 I started reading poetry. My favorite has always been Emily Dickinson. Her poems always spoke to me in a different way. I’m beyond excited for Wild Nights with Emily.Why?
Simply put I can’t wait to learn more about this woman who formed a huge part of my life. You see I’ve always dealt with some depression and the past year has been the hardest for me. But I can always turn to Emily because she was able to put my thoughts to words. My favorite poem has always been Because I Could Not Stop for Death.
Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality.
Wild Nights with Emily Synopsis
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.
Wild Nights with Emily Teaser Trailer
TRT: 84 mins
Director: Madeleine Olnek
Writer: Madeleine Olnek
Starring: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Sasha Frolova, Lisa Haas, Al Sutton