Wednesday 7th June 6pm
A Quiet Passion
Directed by Terence Davies (2016). Cert 12A
Tickets are FREE, but booking required
This screening will take place in the Studio Theatre
A Quiet Passion traces the life of the acclaimed and notoriously reclusive American poet, Emily Dickinson, played by Cynthia Nixon. Now recognised as a genius who penned some of the most important verses in American Literature, Dickinson was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today.
The film judiciously deploys a curated selection of her verse as voiceover and details every facet of her character; her wit, humour and the intimate, close-knit relationship that she had with her family.
“Emily Dickinson’s poetry and life is a perfect match for the signature style of director Terence Davies: rich in detail, deeply enigmatic, and weighed down with a kind of sparkling, joy-tinged sorrow. A Quiet Passion is a portrait (both visually and narratively) of the kind of saint most modern people can understand: one who is certain of her uncertainty, and longing to walk the right path.” – Vox
Producers of A Quiet Passion, Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos (Hurricane Films) will introduce this special screening along with the Director of Edge Hill University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Professor Roger Shannon.
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