Wild Nights with Emily | NARRATIVE CENTERPIECE
Directed by MADELEINE OLNEK
Molly Shannon (SNL; DIVORCE; SUPERSTAR) is the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this black comedy by writer-director Olnek (THE FOXY MERKINS, CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME) that explores the hidden aspects of Dickinson’s life. Dickinson’s persona has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower too sensitive for this world. But through the lens of Olnek, Dickinson’s vivacious and irreverent side is revealed, along with her lifelong romance with her sister-in-law Susan Dickinson (Susan Ziegler, HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS; DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23). Incorporating Dickinson’s letters and poems into its fabric, and hailed as, “the best lesbian comedy in years,” here at last is the full-bodied woman, creatively stimulated by her lifelong secret love affair, emerging from the confines of her stereotypical public persona at long last.