Wild Nights with Emily

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 255-1848
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$9-$11


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Long considered a reclusive spinster in the annals of literary history, Madeleine Olnek’s film provides a refreshing take on the life of author and poet Emily Dickinson.

Long considered a reclusive spinster in the annals of literary history, Madeleine Olnek’s WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY provides a refreshing take on the life of author and poet Emily Dickinson. Starring as Emily Dickinson, Molly Shannon (of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and SUPERSTAR fame) brings her hallmark irreverence, sincerity, and humor to a film that is both timely and a reflection on the past. Using Dickinson’s letters and poems (with permission from Harvard University Press), Olnek’s film paints a lively portrait of the author and her love affair with childhood friend, Susan Gilbert, that shatters the dowdy and isolated light she has long been cast in.

With petticoats flying and secret garden trysts, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY depicts the life of a warm and humorous woman forced to hide her identity and lifelong love affairs, while herwork was consistently rejected by the conservative, male literary establishment. Dickinson’s work is present throughout the film, but not heavy handed. Olnek does well to frame the tender relationship between Emily and Susan as the two navigate the social, professional, and gender constraints of the 19th century, which, it seems, are not all that different from the present day.

TICKET PRICES:   $11.00 General Admission     $9.00 for WOW Members
Tickets purchased online will be held at will call of the venue of your first screening. Punch-cards and passes purchased online will have to be picked up starting September 29th at Self Serve Toys located at 3904B Central Ave SE (505-265-5815). You will NOT receive your pass or punch-card in the mail or at the venues. To pick up your online order, we ask that you bring along a picture ID to redeem your purchases. Simply showing up with a printout or a confirmation number isn't enough.

See also: Reel World

Watch OUT West

The Way OUT West Film Festival returns to Albuquerque Friday, Oct. 12 to Thursday, Oct. 18. Formerly known as the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, this international showcase for features, documentaries and shorts has been running since 2003. The opening night Showcase Film (playing Oct. 12 at 7pm) is Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary Studio 54, which charts the rise and fall of New York’s legendarily hedonistic disco hotspot Studio 54. That’s followed (at 9:30pm) by a screening of John Waters’ 1981 cult film Polyester, starring Divine and Tab Hunter. The closing night film (Oct. 18 at 8:45pm) is Ondi Timoner’s biopic Mapplethrope, starring Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”) as the controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. In between you can choose international dramas like Eva + Candela (Cómo te Llamas?) from Colombia, documentaries like the feminist filmmaker chronicle Dykes, Camera, Action! and queer comedies such as the French rom-com Kiss Me! The popular shorts compilations “Fun in Girl’s Shorts” and “Where the Boys Are” also make a return appearance. Tickets are $11 per film or $9 for Way OUT West members. Four-film punchcards run $40, eight-film punchcards are $75, and $125 gets you a full festival pass. All screenings take place at Guild Cinema (3405 Central NE). For a complete schedule of films and times, go to wayoutwestfilmfest.com.

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