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Outdoor Summer Screening

Wild Nights With Emily

July 7, 2018 @ 7:45 pm

Wild Nights With Emily

Dir. Madeleine Olnek, 2018, USA, 84 mins

| Outdoor Summer Screening |

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker and cast

Fresh off its SXSW premiere, the dramatic comedy WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY stars Molly Shannon as the poet Emily Dickinson. The film was inspired by an article in the New York Times that documented how infrared technologies restored erasures that hid romantic content in Dickinson’s letters. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, was that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her passionate, vivacious side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged when her brother’s mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily’s poems. Irreverent and surreal, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY was one of “The 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2018” (Filmmaker Magazine); you will never look at Dickinson the same way again.

Part of the Rooftop Films Summer Series. Use discount code NEWFEST@ROOFTOP upon check-out for 15% off tickets!

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7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Q&A begins
11:00 PM: After-Party at Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave, sponsored by Corona Extra, Ketel One Family Made Vodka and Fever-Tree  


July 7, 2018
7:45 pm
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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