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Wild Nights with Emily

Madeleine OLNEK

  • USA
  • 2018
  • Korean Premiere
  • 86min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Wild Nights with Emily is a queer and subversive reinterpretation of the life and works of Emily DICKINSON, known as a poet and who remained single. Although DICKINSON wrote about 1,800 poems, only 11 pieces were released during her lifetime. Even they were often significantly edited by sexist male editors. Her poetry was rediscovered after her death, adding new feminist literature to be evaluated by experts and poetry enthusiasts.
Madeleine OLNEK’s biographical film is based on a recent study of Emily DICKSON’s lifelong relationship with a woman; Susan GILBERT, DICKINSON’s long-time friend and wife of her older brother, Austin. Their romantic relationship was erased by an editor, Mabel, after her death. The final scene is split between Susan at the bedside of a dying Emily and the editor deleting Susan’s names in Emily’s letters. This sound of erasure lasts until the credits roll, symbolizing how a great woman’s passion, her authentic voice and queer relationship have been erased from history. [HONG Soin]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
230 2019-08-31 | 21:00 - 22:26 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5
507 2019-09-03 | 14:00 - 15:26 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 3

Director

  • Madeleine OLNEK
    Madeleine OLNEK is a New York City based playwright and filmmaker. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for her third feature film, Wild Nights With Emily, which premiered at SXSW 2018. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same premiered at Sundance 2011 and screened at MoMA and The Viennale. Her second feature The Foxy Merkins, included screenings at Sundance 2014, BAM Cinemafest, Lincoln Center, and an NYC theatrical run at IFP. OLNEK was awarded best female short film director at Sundance in 2009, by LA’s Women in Film organization. As a playwright, OLNEK has been commissioned by Dixon Place, the Atlantic Theater, The Actor’s Theater of Louisville, and the Public theater. She is one of the authors of A Practical Handbook for The Actor, a widely used acting textbook. OLNEK graduated from NYU with a BFA in drama, holds an MFA in playwriting from Brown University, and earned an MFA in film from Columbia University as a William Goldman Screenwriting Fellow.

Credit

  • ProducerCasper ANDREAS, Max RIFKIND-BARRON, Anna Margarita ALBELO, Madeleine OLNEK
  • Cast Molly SHANNON, Susan ZIEGLER, Amy SEIMETZ
  • Screenwriter Madeleine OLNEK

WORLD SALES

 The Film Collaborative / kathy@thefilmcollaborative.org