Wild Nights with Emily (On Demand)
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Wild Nights with Emily (On Demand)

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Unclassified 15+
84 Mins | 2018 | USA | English
A smash hit from Mardi Gras Film Festival 2019 is back for more.

American poet 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 into Dickinson’s spinster image by resurrecting her sapphic love life.

This absurdist comedy from Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, MGFF12, The Foxy Merkins, QSFF15) tweaks the entrenched image of Dickinson as a barren recluse, transforming her into a vivacious intellectual who was creatively driven by her lifelong relationship with a woman. With deadpan farce performed by a compelling cast of women, including Molly Shannon (Other People QSFF16), this subtly provocative film exposes the 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 romance and hilarity.

Encore Screening

2018 FilmOut San Diego Winner Best Actress Molly Shannon
2019 Cleveland International Film Festival Nominee Best American Independent Feature Film

Wild Nights With Emily is the film that Emily Dickinson deserves, true to her lively spirit and to her historically proven, but long denied, queerness. Like Dickinson's writing, Olnek's filmmaking is inspired, creative, witty, and lyrical. - Girls On Tops

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