Whistler Film Festival Filmmaker Interview: Emily Dickinson on MARCH

First time director Emily Dickinson’s narrative short March takes place in 2024, and follows an American woman in her mid-twenties, as she travels to Canada to get a now-illegal abortion. A day in her life showcases abortion tourism, the current state of relations between the two neighbouring nations, the implications of a misogynist government, and the resilience of women. March is nominated for the EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Short at Whistler Film Festival 2020.

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WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

It’s like Drunk History, but sober. Based on Emily Dickinson’s own work, which also features here in illustrative voiceovers,Wild Nights with Emily is an absolutely brilliant, absolutely hilarious, stupendously ultradry sendup of a costume drama with the very serious feminist mission of setting the historical record straight — or, actually, setting it queer — on the poet.

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