WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY – Review by Martha K. Baker

Writer/director Madeleine Olnek did not invent this story of Emily Dickinson’s love for her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert Dickinson. Olnek makes clear from the start that Dickinson’s love letters, quoted aloud and printed on screen, are filed in libraries in Harvard and Amherst.

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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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