Wild Nights With Emily
Emily Dickinson shakes off the shackles of her historically maligned reputation in Wild Nights With Emily, a whip-smart comedy that injects the blood back in to Dickinson’s spinster namesake by resurrecting her sapphic love life.
With deadpan farce from a compelling cast of women, including Molly Shannon who shines as Emily, this subtly provocative and unconventional film exposes the wilful sabotage that has seen so many historical figures silenced by queer erasure.
Told through a sharp, feminist lens, Wild Nights With Emily imagines a much gayer 19th century, awash with irreverent humour. Prepare to cackle with laughter!
Winner 2018 FilmOut San Diego Best Actress Award
Winner 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival Audience Choice Award
Nominated 2018 SXSW Film Festival Gamechanger Award
“Molly Shannon captures the enigmatic poet’s essence…a gut-wrenching performance.” - Washington Square News