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Wild Nights with Emily

Original title
Wild Nights with Emily
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Madeleine Olnek
Cinematography
Anna Stypko (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
P2 Films / Salem Street Entertainment / UnLTD Productions
Genre
Comedy. Romance | 19th Century. Biography. Literature. Gay & Lesbian
Synopsis / Plot
In the late 1880s Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong affair with her friend and sister-in-law Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a reclusive spinster. Molly Shannon leads in this reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle.
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