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Wild Nights With Emily

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) and explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed–most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this great poet is also the story of two sets of passionate, illicit lovers in a mysterious struggle for a place in history. Armed with humor and flair, writer/director Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, The Foxy Merkins) tells a moving story that celebrates Dickinson’s life and legacy.

2018, USA, 84 minutes, Directed by Madeleine Olnek
Cast: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan