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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
South Dennis
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Danvers
Massachusetts
4/21/17
Pasadena
California
4/21/17
New York
New York
4/21/17
Ann Arbor
Michigan
4/21/17
Los Angeles
California
4/21/17
Skillman
New Jersey
4/28/17
Atlanta
Georgia
4/28/17
Atlanta
Georgia
4/28/17
Port Jefferson
New York
4/28/17
Wilton
New Hampshire
4/28/17
Detroit
Michigan
4/28/17
Hartford
Connecticut
4/28/17
Long Beach
California
4/28/17
Bethel
Connecticut
4/28/17
Maplewood
New Jersey
4/28/17
Kew Gardens
New York
4/28/17
Malverne
New York
4/28/17
Brooklyn
New York
4/28/17
Rochester
New York
4/28/17
Madison
Connecticut
4/28/17
Salem
Massachusetts
4/28/17
Norwalk
Connecticut
4/28/17
Santa Ana
California
4/28/17
Matituck
New York
4/28/17
Portland
Maine
4/29/17
Arcata
California
5/4/17
Princeton
New Jersey
5/5/17
Ithaca
New York
5/5/17
Seattle
Washington
5/5/17
Santa Barbara
California
5/5/17
San Diego
California
5/5/17
Tacoma
Washington
5/5/17
San Diego
California
5/5/17
Providence
Rhode Island
5/5/17
Boise
Idaho
5/5/17
Seattle
Washington
5/5/17
Menlo Park
California
5/5/17
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
5/5/17
Baltimore
Maryland
5/5/17
Williamsville
New York
5/5/17
San Francisco
California
5/5/17
San Rafael
California
5/5/17
Buffalo
New York
5/5/17
Columbus
Ohio
5/5/17
Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts
5/5/17
Charleston
South Carolina
5/5/17
Salt Lake City
Utah
5/5/17
La Jolla
California
5/5/17
Berkeley
California
5/5/17
Scottsdale
Arizona
5/5/17
Albany
New York
5/12/17
Tucson
Arizona
5/12/17
West Palm Beach
Florida
5/12/17
Santa Fe
New Mexico
5/12/17
Houston
Texas
5/12/17
Palm Desert
California
5/12/17
San Jose
California
5/12/17
Santa Cruz
California
5/12/17
Monterey
California
5/12/17
Waterville
Maine
5/12/17
Washington D.C.
Virginia
5/12/17
Bonita Springs
Florida
5/12/17
Boca Raton
Florida
5/12/17
Frontenac
Missouri
5/12/17
Austin
Texas
5/12/17
Palm Springs
California
5/12/17
Winston Salem
North Carolina
5/12/17
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Portland
Oregon
5/12/17
Coral Gables
Florida
5/12/17
Boca Raton
Florida
5/12/17
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
5/12/17
Gloucester
Massachusetts
5/12/17
Indianapolis
Indiana
5/12/17
Charlottesville
Virginia
5/12/17
South Miami
Florida
5/12/17
Winter Park
Florida
5/19/17
Sarasota
Florida
5/19/17
Des Moines
Iowa
5/19/17
Charlotte
North Carolina
5/19/17
Vancouver
Washington
5/19/17
Albuquerque
New Mexico
5/19/17
Chicago
Illinois
5/19/17
Omaha
Nebraska
5/19/17
Newburyport
Massachusetts
5/19/17
Denver
Colorado
5/19/17
Modesto
California
5/19/17
Minneapolis
Minnesota
5/19/17
Rome
New York
5/19/17
Saratoga Springs
New York
5/19/17
Rosendale
New York
5/19/17
Knoxville
Tennessee
5/19/17
Dallas
Texas
5/19/17
Plano
Texas
5/19/17
Oldsmar
Florida
5/19/17
Tulsa
Oklahoma
5/19/17
Bloomington
Indiana
5/26/17
Camas
Washington
5/26/17
Wilmette
Illinois
5/26/17
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
5/26/17
Kansas City
Missouri
5/26/17
Indian Lake
New York
6/1/17
Lincoln
Nebraska
6/2/17
Montgomery
Alabama
6/2/17
Salem
Oregon
6/2/17
Fort Worth
Texas
6/2/17
Honolulu
Hawaii
6/2/17
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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