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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
Dedham
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Danvers
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Los Angeles
California
4/21/17
New York
New York
4/21/17
South Dennis
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Ann Arbor
Michigan
4/21/17
New City
New York
4/28/17
Roslyn
New York
4/28/17
Burlington
Vermont
4/28/17
Westhampton Beach
New York
4/28/17
Wilton
New Hampshire
4/28/17
Skillman
New Jersey
4/28/17
Hartford
Connecticut
4/28/17
Long Beach
California
4/28/17
Norwalk
Connecticut
4/28/17
Brooklyn
New York
4/28/17
Madison
Connecticut
4/28/17
Matituck
New York
4/28/17
Pleasantville
New York
4/28/17
Atlanta
Georgia
4/28/17
Huntington
New York
4/28/17
Marblehead
Massachusetts
4/28/17
Claremont
California
4/28/17
Plymouth
Massachusetts
4/28/17
Atlanta
Georgia
4/28/17
Encino
California
4/28/17
Salem
Massachusetts
4/28/17
Santa Ana
California
4/28/17
Millerton
New York
4/28/17
Township of Washington
New Jersey
4/28/17
Malverne
New York
4/28/17
Asbury Park
New Jersey
4/28/17
Kew Gardens
New York
4/28/17
Detroit
Michigan
4/28/17
Maplewood
New Jersey
4/28/17
Portland
Maine
4/29/17
Arcata
California
5/4/17
Beverly
Massachusetts
5/4/17
Rochester
New York
5/5/17
Cranford
New Jersey
5/5/17
Mystic
Connecticut
5/5/17
Port Jefferson
New York
5/5/17
Ithaca
New York
5/5/17
Williamsville
New York
5/5/17
Austin
Texas
5/5/17
Charleston
South Carolina
5/5/17
La Jolla
California
5/5/17
Austin
Texas
5/5/17
Manlius
New York
5/5/17
Tacoma
Washington
5/5/17
Boise
Idaho
5/5/17
Seattle
Washington
5/5/17
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
5/5/17
Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
5/5/17
Baltimore
Maryland
5/5/17
Des Moines
Iowa
5/5/17
Seattle
Washington
5/5/17
Salt Lake City
Utah
5/5/17
Scottsdale
Arizona
5/5/17
San Rafael
California
5/5/17
Buffalo
New York
5/5/17
Columbus
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5/5/17
Berkeley
California
5/5/17
San Francisco
California
5/5/17
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
5/5/17
Princeton
New Jersey
5/5/17
Bethel
Connecticut
5/5/17
Santa Barbara
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5/5/17
San Diego
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5/5/17
San Diego
California
5/5/17
Palo Alto
California
5/5/17
Gloucester
Massachusetts
5/12/17
Palm Desert
California
5/12/17
Santa Fe
New Mexico
5/12/17
Tucson
Arizona
5/12/17
West Palm Beach
Florida
5/12/17
Boca Raton
Florida
5/12/17
Indianapolis
Indiana
5/12/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Albany
New York
5/12/17
Coral Gables
Florida
5/12/17
Portland
Oregon
5/12/17
Houston
Texas
5/12/17
Charlottesville
Virginia
5/12/17
Winston Salem
North Carolina
5/12/17
South Miami
Florida
5/12/17
Port Orchard
Washington
5/12/17
Fayetteville
North Carolina
5/12/17
San Antonio
Texas
5/12/17
Naples
Florida
5/12/17
Miami
Florida
5/12/17
Palm Springs
California
5/12/17
Fairfax
Virginia
5/12/17
San Jose
California
5/12/17
Frontenac
Missouri
5/12/17
Boca Raton
Florida
5/12/17
Bonita Springs
Florida
5/12/17
Washington D.C.
Virginia
5/12/17
Waterville
Maine
5/12/17
Monterey
California
5/12/17
Santa Cruz
California
5/12/17
Columbus
Missouri
5/19/17
Corvallis
Oregon
5/19/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
5/19/17
Fitchburg
Wisconsin
5/19/17
Dallas
Texas
5/19/17
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
5/19/17
Chicago
Illinois
5/19/17
Denver
Colorado
5/19/17
Plano
Texas
5/19/17
Modesto
California
5/19/17
Vancouver
Washington
5/19/17
Saratoga Springs
New York
5/19/17
Knoxville
Tennessee
5/19/17
Charlotte
North Carolina
5/19/17
Winter Park
Florida
5/19/17
Rome
New York
5/19/17
Tulsa
Oklahoma
5/19/17
Rosendale
New York
5/19/17
Oldsmar
Florida
5/19/17
Albuquerque
New Mexico
5/19/17
Providence
Rhode Island
5/19/17
Omaha
Nebraska
5/19/17
Sarasota
Florida
5/19/17
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
5/26/17
Bloomington
Indiana
5/26/17
Kansas City
Missouri
5/26/17
Camas
Washington
5/26/17
Billings
Montana
5/26/17
Louisville
Kentucky
5/26/17
Damariscotta
Maine
5/26/17
Overland Park
Kansas
5/26/17
Lake Worth
Florida
5/26/17
Newburyport
Massachusetts
5/26/17
Wilmette
Illinois
5/26/17
Juneau
Alaska
6/1/17
Hudson
New York
6/1/17
Indian Lake
New York
6/1/17
Montgomery
Alabama
6/2/17
Lansing
Michigan
6/2/17
Grand Rapids
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6/2/17
Keene
New Hampshire
6/2/17
Fort Worth
Texas
6/2/17
Honolulu
Hawaii
6/2/17
Salem
Oregon
6/2/17
Lincoln
Nebraska
6/2/17
Williamsburg
Virginia
6/9/17
Lafayette
Louisiana
6/12/17
Portsmouth
New Hampshire
6/13/17
Bradenton
Florida
6/24/17

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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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