“Best lesbian comedy in years.” – IndieWire
Molly Shannon plays Emily Dickinson in the dramatic comedy. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, became that of a reclusive spinster – too sensitive for this world. This film explores her vivacious, irreverent 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, along with editor T.W. Higginson, published a book of Emily’s poems. You will never look at Dickinson the same way again.
Film will be followed by a Q+A with director Madeline Olnek.
Director Madeleine Olnek
Stars Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman, Sasha Frolova, Dana Melanie, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal
Script Madeleine Olnek
Producer Casper Andreas, Max Rifkind-Barron and Madeleine Olnek
Duration 84 mins