Special Panel Discussion about Emily Dickinson
and the issues raised in
“Wild Nights With Emily”
immediately after the 7:30 pm showing on Monday June 17th
Hosted by Leelanau Pride and Up North Pride
Based on the private letters of Emily Dickinson, “Wild Nights with Emily” presents newer findings and topics that “could change the narrative of the world’s most famous woman poet” (IndieWire).
Distinguished Discussion Panel Members:
Moderator: Marshall Thornton writes two popular mystery series, the Boystown Mysteries and The Pinx Video Mysteries. For which he has won three Lambda Awards. His romantic comedy, Femme was also a 2016 Lambda finalist for Best Gay Romance. Other books include My Favorite Uncle, The Ghost Slept Over, and Masc, the sequel to Femme. He has an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA.
E. L. McCallum is Professor of English and Film Studies at Michigan State University, where she teaches courses in queer and feminist theory, LGBTQ studies, film studies, and contemporary literature. She has written two books, Object Lessons: How to Do Things with Fetishism and Unmaking The Making of Americans: Toward an Aesthetic Ontology, and co-edited three collections The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature (2014), and Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011), both with Mikko Tuhkanen, and her most recent book is After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century(Cambridge 2019), co-edited with Tyler Bradway.
Wild Nights With Emily
Opens: Friday, June 14 CONFIRMED
Closes: Thursday, June 20
Run Time: 1hr 24m
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.
Director: Madeleine Olnek
Writer: Madeleine Olnek