Through The Lens: Wild Nights With Emily

Oct 10, 2018

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.

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