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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through The Lens: Wild Nights With Emily

Two 19th-century women holding each other intimately
Wild Nights with Emily

After the show today you might just ditch everything you thought you knew about the poet Emily Dickinson. Filmmaker Madeleine Olnek’s new film tries to correct the idea a lot of us have of Dickinson as a sullen, distant recluse.

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Wednesday, we continue our Through the Lens series with something decidedly different. We’re talking about a playful and probing new feature film about Emily Dickinson. As most of us learned in English class, Dickinson was a recluse, a wallflower, too sensitive for this world. Except she wasn’t. Madeleine Olnek’s film about the poet examines a more complicated character. Yes, she was sensitive, but she could also be vivacious and irreverent. Not to mention, transgressive.

On Monday, October 15, we're screening Madeleine Olnek's film Wild Nights with Emily at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. That's at 7 p.m. It's a free screening, part of our Through the Lens series, our partnership with the Utah Film Center. Madeleine Olnek will be there for a Q&A with Doug after the film. They'll also be joined by Ondi Timoner, a documentary filmmaker whose first feature film is about the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. DETAILS

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.