In partnership with the Maryland Film Festival, join us for the first official Baltimore Pride Film Fundraiser at The SNF Parkway Theatre. Mark your calendars for a special screening of Wild Nights With Emily – fresh from its SXSW premier. 50% of ticket sales goes directly to benefit Baltimore Pride – The GLCCB’s largest fundraiser.
Film: Wild Nights With Emily
Starring: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz, and Brett Gelman
Directed by: Madeleine Olnek
Runtime: 84 min
Wild Nights With Emily is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive spinster—a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed— most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. After Emily died, the mistress of Emily’s brother would publish Emily’s poems. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this great poet is also the story of two sets of passionate, illicit lovers in a mysterious struggle for a place in history.
The film is receiving very strong reviews; Indiewire is saying it’s the best lesbian comedy in years! Other publications covering the film include Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Deadline.
This special screening will be an incredible rare opportunity to see this highly anticipated film by Olnek on the Parkway’s historic big screen!
THIS JUST IN: The director will join us for the screening and will also do a Q&A session afterwards.
Madeleine Olnek has directed several short films that were official selections at the Sundance Film Festival, and was awarded Best Female Short Film Director at Sundance in 2009. She’s also an established playwright based out of NYC. Other films by Madeleine Olnek include The Foxy Merkins and Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.
Mark your calendars for this exciting and special fundraising event and help support Baltimore Pride/The GLCCB.
Each dollar raised from Baltimore Pride helps support over 40 programs of the GLCCB, serving over 800 individuals on a monthly basis with programs such as youth empowerment, reduction of HIV/AIDS, and feeding and clothing the homeless.
All Baltimore Pride/GLCCB events are open to everyone in the LGBTQ/SGL community, including our allies. Join us to celebrate our community as we shine unitedly!
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