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A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

“...an exceptional film with a searing central performance..." - The Independent

A Quiet Passion

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About the Film

Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.

Director: Terence Davies
Release Date: 04/14/17

Reactions

NYT Critics’ Pick. “Visually gorgeous.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Full Review 

Critics’ Pick. “Lovely!” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice 
Full Review 

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.’ - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
Full Review

“An absolute drop-dead masterwork." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Full Review 

“Cynthia Nixon is marvelous.” - Keith Ulrich, Slant
Full Review 

“A richly idiosyncratic portrait of Emily Dickinson...played with steely wit and piercing vulnerability by Cynthia Nixon.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 
Full Review 

“One of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year." - Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
Full Review 

“Enrapturing! The work of a master craftsman.” - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Full Review 

Awards & Festivals

  • Special Gala Presentation - 2016 Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 New York Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2016 Chicago International Film Festival
  • Modern Masters Selection - 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Emily Dickinson: Cynthia Nixon
Vinnie Dickinson: Jennifer Ehle
Edward Dickinson: Keith Carradine
Austin Dickinson: Ducan Duff
Susan Gilbert: Jodhi May
Emily Norcross: Joanna Bacon
Vryling Buffam: Catherine Bailey
Young Emily Dickinson: Emma Bell
Young Austin Dickinson: Benjamin Wainwright

Crew

Writer/Director: Terence Davies
Producer: Roy Boulter & Sol Papadopoulos
Director of Photography: Florian Hoffmeister
EditorPia Di Ciaula
Production Designer: Merijn Sep
Costume Designer: Catherine Marchand
Set Designer: Ilse Willocx

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 04/14/17
Countries of Production: Belgium, UK
Languages: English
Running Time: 2h 6m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: 5.1
Color: Color
Rating: PG-13
(Thematic Elements, Disturbing Images, and Brief Suggestive Material)

Theaters

New York
New York
4/14/17
Cambridge
Massachusetts
4/14/17
Amherst
Massachusetts
4/14/17
New York
New York
4/14/17
Pasadena
California
4/21/17
West Newton
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Los Angeles
California
4/21/17
Kew Gardens
New York
4/28/17
Santa Ana
California
4/28/17
Encino
California
4/28/17
Pleasantville
New York
4/28/17
Atlanta
Georgia
4/28/17
Skillman
New Jersey
4/28/17
Arcata
California
5/4/17
Rochester
New York
5/5/17
Scottsdale
Arizona
5/5/17
Bethel
Connecticut
5/5/17
Princeton
New Jersey
5/5/17
Seattle
Washington
5/5/17
Rochester
New York
5/5/17
Ithaca
New York
5/5/17
Austin
Texas
5/5/17
Montclair
New Jersey
5/5/17
Charleston
South Carolina
5/5/17
Mystic
Connecticut
5/5/17
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
5/5/17
Baltimore
Maryland
5/5/17
Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
5/5/17
Williamsville
New York
5/5/17
Salt Lake City
Utah
5/5/17
San Rafael
California
5/5/17
San Francisco
California
5/5/17
San Diego
California
5/5/17
Berkeley
California
5/5/17
Boise
Idaho
5/5/17
Maynard
Massachusetts
5/5/17
Camarillo
California
5/5/17
Fairfax
Virginia
5/12/17
Naples
Florida
5/12/17
San Antonio
Texas
5/12/17
Santa Monica
California
5/12/17
Ashland
Oregon
5/12/17
Washington
District of Columbia
5/12/17
New York City
New York
5/12/17
West Palm Beach
Florida
5/12/17
Albany
New York
5/12/17
New Haven
Connecticut
5/12/17
Rhinebeck
New York
5/12/17
Santa Cruz
California
5/12/17
Winter Park
Florida
5/12/17
Sacramento
California
5/12/17
Bethesda
Maryland
5/12/17
Spokane
Washington
5/12/17
Grass Valley
California
5/12/17
Lexington
Massachusetts
5/12/17
East Stroudsburg
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Memphis
Tennessee
5/12/17
Columbia
South Carolina
5/12/17
Millerton
New York
5/12/17
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
5/12/17
Chapel Hill
North Carolina
5/12/17
Great Barrington
Massachusetts
5/12/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Fayetteville
North Carolina
5/12/17
Durham
North Carolina
5/12/17
Raleigh
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5/12/17
Montpelier
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5/12/17
Santa Fe
New Mexico
5/12/17
Tucson
Arizona
5/12/17
Bonita Springs
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5/12/17
Palo Alto
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5/12/17
Boca Raton
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5/12/17
Washington D.C.
Virginia
5/12/17
Waterville
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5/12/17
Coral Gables
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5/12/17
Chatham
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5/12/17
Winston Salem
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5/12/17
Palm Desert
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5/12/17
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5/12/17
Boca Raton
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5/12/17
Frontenac
Missouri
5/12/17
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5/12/17
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5/12/17
Houston
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5/12/17
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5/12/17
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5/12/17
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5/12/17
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5/18/17
Providence
Rhode Island
5/19/17
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5/19/17
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5/19/17
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5/19/17
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Rosendale
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Knoxville
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5/19/17
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Oregon
5/19/17
Highland Park
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5/19/17
Fitchburg
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Provincetown
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5/19/17
Charlotte
North Carolina
5/19/17
Detroit
Michigan
5/19/17
Tulsa
Oklahoma
5/19/17
Phoenixville
Pennsylvania
5/19/17
Ambler
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5/19/17
Newton
New Jersey
5/22/17
St. Helena
California
5/24/17
Roanoke
Virginia
5/26/17
Santa Rosa
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5/26/17
Seattle
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Lancaster
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Baltimore
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5/26/17
Olympia
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5/26/17
Bethlehem
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5/26/17
Newport
Rhode Island
5/26/17
Pelham
New York
5/26/17
Lady Lake
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5/26/17
Athens
Ohio
5/26/17
Allentown
Pennsylvania
5/26/17
Billings
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5/26/17
Louisville
Kentucky
5/26/17
Lake Worth
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5/26/17
Damariscotta
Maine
5/26/17
Patchogue
New York
5/26/17
Cupertino
California
5/26/17
Wilmette
Illinois
5/26/17
Bloomington
Indiana
5/26/17
Chico
California
5/26/17
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
5/26/17
Camas
Washington
5/26/17
Wilmington
Delaware
5/26/17
Newburyport
Massachusetts
5/26/17
Lakeland
Florida
5/27/17
Chatham
New York
5/28/17
Langley
Washington
5/30/17
Hudson
New York
6/1/17
Indian Lake
New York
6/1/17
Honolulu
Hawaii
6/2/17
Athens
Georgia
6/2/17
Manchester Center
Vermont
6/2/17
Iowa City
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6/2/17
Fort Worth
Texas
6/2/17
Montgomery
Alabama
6/2/17
Lincoln
Nebraska
6/2/17
Bethlehem
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6/2/17
Salem
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6/2/17
Lewisburg
Pennsylvania
6/2/17
Lexington
Kentucky
6/2/17
Nashville
Tennessee
6/2/17
Lansing
Michigan
6/2/17
Grand Rapids
Michigan
6/2/17
Cincinnati
Ohio
6/2/17
Keene
New Hampshire
6/2/17
York
Pennsylvania
6/9/17
Williamsburg
Virginia
6/9/17
Mt. Vernon
Washington
6/10/17
Lafayette
Louisiana
6/12/17
Portsmouth
New Hampshire
6/13/17
Tuscaloosa
Alabama
6/13/17
Tryon
North Carolina
6/14/17
Columbus
Ohio
6/16/17
Three Oaks
Michigan
6/16/17
Sewickley
Pennsylvania
6/16/17
Wilmington
North Carolina
6/19/17
Hanover
New Hampshire
6/23/17
Dayton
Ohio
6/23/17
Bradenton
Florida
6/24/17
Winchester
Virginia
6/25/17
St. Johnsbury
Vermont
6/30/17
Anchorage
Alaska
7/17/17
Tunkhannock
Pennsylvania
7/17/17
Berkeley
California
8/19/17

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Awards & Festivals

  • Special Gala Presentation - 2016 Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - 2016 New York Film Festival 
  • Official Selection - 2016 Chicago International Film Festival
  • Modern Masters Selection - 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Reactions

NYT Critics’ Pick. “Visually gorgeous.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
Full Review 

Critics’ Pick. “Lovely!” - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice 
Full Review 

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.’ - Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
Full Review

“An absolute drop-dead masterwork." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
Full Review 

“Cynthia Nixon is marvelous.” - Keith Ulrich, Slant
Full Review 

“A richly idiosyncratic portrait of Emily Dickinson...played with steely wit and piercing vulnerability by Cynthia Nixon.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times 
Full Review 

“One of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year." - Jordan Hoffman, Vanity Fair
Full Review 

“Enrapturing! The work of a master craftsman.” - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
Full Review 

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