september, 2019

thu19sep7:00 pmthu10:00 pmFeaturedBright Lights: Wild Nights with EmilyDirected by Madeleine Olnek7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson, 559 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111Country:USA

Event Details

The poet Emily Dickinson’s persona, popularized since her death, has been that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. In this humorous drama, Molly Shannon captures the vivacious, irreverent side of Emily Dickinson that was covered up for years – most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman. After Emily’s death, a rivalry emerges when her brother’s mistress along with editor T.W. Higginson published a book of Emily’s poems. Unique and surreal, Wild Nights with Emily sheds new light on the life of one of our most celebrated poets.

Discussion led by professors Robin Fast, Christine Casson and Anna Ross to follow. 

Watch the trailer and find out more event info here!


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson

559 Washington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111