In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan...yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst's most bizarre love triangle. A timely critique of how women's history is rewritten, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY remains vibrant, irreverent and tender--a perhaps closer depiction of Emily Dickinson's real life than anything seen before.
Release Date: April 12, 2019 Director: Madeleine Olnek Featuring: Molly Shannon, Amy Seimetz, Susan Ziegler, Brett Gelman
------ ABOUT GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT Founded in 2017, Greenwich Entertainment is an independent film distribution company specializing in distinctive, theatrical-quality narrative and documentary features. The company recently released Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi’s Academy Award-Winning Documentary Free Solo, which grossed over $17M at the US box office, and Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon, which opened to the highest per-theater-average of any documentary in 2019. Other recent releases include Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop, Matt Tyrnauer’s Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood and Madeleine Olnek’s Wild Nights with Emily starring Molly Shannon. Upcoming releases include Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. Greenwich is led by an experienced management team that has overseen more than 150 theatrical releases generating over $100 million at the US box office and garnering 8 Oscar Nominations. www.GreenwichEntertainment.com