• A Quiet Passion

    Directed by Terence Davies
    UK/Belgium | 126 minutes | Modern Masters

  • A Quiet Passion

    Directed by Terence Davies
    UK/Belgium | 126 minutes | Modern Masters

  • A Quiet Passion

    Directed by Terence Davies
    UK/Belgium | 126 minutes | Modern Masters

  • A Quiet Passion

    Directed by Terence Davies
    UK/Belgium | 126 minutes | Modern Masters

Director Terence Davies and star Cynthia Nixon bring Emily Dickinson to ferocious life in this heartbreaking and often acerbically funny portrait of the great and reclusive 19th-century poet, whose genius went unrecognized in her lifetime.

Schedule

January 11, 2017 10:00 AM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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film synopsis

The great and singular 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson requires a one-of-a-kind filmmaker to tell the story of her life, and in Terence Davies she has found a soulmate. The director of Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House of Mirth and The Deep Blue Sea follows the poet from her rebellious college days when she rejected the Protestant pieties of her day, to her increasingly reclusive life in the bosom of her family in Amherst, to her painful death. As Dickinson, Cynthia Nixon gives a career-defining performance that captures the acerbic wit, ferocious independence and increasing bitterness of a woman whose genius went unrecognized in her lifetime.

Unfolding in beautiful tableau-like compositions, with epigrammatic dialogue that makes no pretense of naturalism, A Quiet Passion is a film of both scathing social satire and tragic grandeur.

“Davies has been, for thirty years, among the world’s best filmmakers… A Quiet Passion will take its place as one of his finest creations, as one of the great movies of the time. I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute, drop-dead masterwork.”  Richard Brody, The New Yorker

film details

Country: UK/Belgium
Year: 2016
Running Time: 126 minutes
Language: English
Awards: Grand Prix for Best Film, Film Fest Gent
Director: Terence Davies
Producers: Roy Boulter, Sol Papadopoulos
Principal Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Duncan Duff
Cinematographers: Florian Hoffmeister
Editor: Pia Di Ciaula
Music: Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Bellini
Screenwriter: Terence Davies
US Distributor: Music Box Films
International Sales Company: Double Dutch International
Website: www.musicboxfilms.com/a-quiet-passion-movies-153.php

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