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WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY

Madeleine Olnek · United States · 2018 · 84 mins · PG-13
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"Wild nights - Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!"
Anyone with a preconceived notion of Emily Dickinson as a painfully shy reclusive Victorian-era lady is likely to feel a shock when they actually read her work, when they dig into the 1,800 poems she left behind when she died. Whatever Dickinson's circumstances may have been, her work shows a life widely lived and deeply felt. She was not sentimental or genteel in any way, shape or form.
Emily Dickinson? Funny? Oh yes! Her poems often have great wit! Why has her narrative been so limiting? This is the problem with being a woman who doesn't conform to the role society deems appropriate for her. This is also the problem with posthumous fame. You're not around to control the narrative. One of the real delights of Madeleine Olnek's "Wild Nights with Emily," with Molly Shannon playing the so-called "belle of Amherst," is how funny it is, fresh and funny and absurd. Olnek takes one of the many Emily Dickinson theories - that the famous "spinster recluse" had a lifelong love affair with Susan Gilbert, her childhood friend and eventual sister-in-law - and runs with it, has fun with it, flings open the doors, letting in light and passion and life. This could have been a dreadfully dreary affair if the approach had been didactic. In Olnek's hands, it's a romp, but it's a romp with real bite. -
-RogerEbert.com

"Warmly funny!" Hollywood Reporter
“A comedy through and through but is still emotionally resonant.” The Skinny
Cast Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz
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