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  • Director

    Madeleine Olnek

  • Starring

    Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Sasha Frolova, Dana Melanie, Allison Lane, Stella Chesnut

  • Run Time

    84 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Anna Stypko

  • Editor: Lee Eaton, Anthony Clemente

  • Produced by: Casper Andreas, Max Rifkind-Barron, Anna Margarita Albelo, Madeleine Olnek

  • Music: Frid & Frid

  • Screenplay by: Madeleine Olnek

  • Production Designer: Allison Fry

  • Sound Production: Bumi Hidaka, Flavorlab

International PREMIERE

Wild Nights with Emily

Part of the American Dreams Strand


The notion of acclaimed poet Emily Dickinson as a tortured recluse is well and truly punctured in writer/director Madeleine Olnek’s delightfully funny film, featuring a wonderful performance by Molly Shannon as the supposedly reserved literary icon. In Olnek’s period romp, Dickinson is a vibrant woman forced to hide her lesbian love affair and whose work is rejected by the male-dominated literary establishment. The film is sprinkled with voiceovers and graphics of text that showcase her poetry and passion. A wonderfully wry period film with a real difference.

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