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A Quiet Passion

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

NYT Critics’ Pick. “Visually gorgeous.”

A.O. SCOTT

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Critics’ Pick. “Lovely!”

MELISSA ANDERSON

VILLAGE VOICE

“A fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life.’"

LINDSEY BAHR

ASSOCIATED PRESS

“An absolute drop-dead masterwork."

RICHARD BRODY

THE NEW YORKER

“Cynthia Nixon is marvelous.”

KEITH ULRICH

SLANT

“A richly idiosyncratic portrait of Emily Dickinson...played with steely wit and piercing vulnerability by Cynthia Nixon.”

JUSTIN CHANG

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“One of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year."

JORDAN HOFFMAN

VANITY FAIR

“Enrapturing! The work of a master craftsman.”

TY BURR

BOSTON GLOBE

Four Stars - Dave Calhoun, Time Out New York

DAVE CALHOUN

TIME OUT NEW YORK

Cast & Crew
  • 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
  • Writer/Director : Terence Davies
  • Producer : Roy Boulter & Sol Papadopoulos
  • Director of Photography : Florian Hoffmeister
  • Editor : Pia 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 : 126 Minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35:1
  • Sound : 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : PG-13
Theatrical Engagements
Theater Name
City
State
Date
New York
NY
04/14/2017
New York
NY
04/14/2017
Cambridge
MA
04/14/2017
Dennis
MA
04/14/2017
Amherest
MA
04/14/2017
New York
NY
04/21/2017
Los Angeles
CA
04/21/2017
Pasadena
CA
04/21/2017
South Dennis
MA
04/21/2017
Newton
MA
04/21/2017
Dedham
MA
04/21/2017
Danvers
MA
04/21/2017
Ann Arbor
MI
04/21/2017
Brooklyn
NY
04/28/2017
Malverne
NY
04/28/2017
Roslyn Heights
NY
04/28/2017
Kew Gardens
NY
04/28/2017
New City
NY
04/28/2017
Pleasantville
NY
04/28/2017
Huntington
NY
04/28/2017
Mattituck
NY
04/28/2017
West Hampton Beach
NY
04/28/2017
Maplewood
NJ
04/28/2017
Skillman
NJ
04/28/2017
Asbury Park
NJ
04/28/2017
Washington Township
NJ
04/28/2017
Norwalk
CT
04/28/2017
Madison
CT
04/28/2017
Hartford
CT
04/28/2017
Millerton
NY
04/28/2017
Encino
CA
04/28/2017
Claremont
CA
04/28/2017
Santa Ana
CA
04/28/2017
Long Beach
CA
04/28/2017
Salem
MA
04/28/2017
Marblehead
MA
04/28/2017
Beverly
MA
05/04/2017
Wilton
NH
04/28/2017
Burlington
VT
04/28/2017
Plymouth
MA
04/28/2017
Portland
ME
04/29/2017
Detriot
MI
04/28/2017
Atlanta
GA
04/28/2017
Atlanta
GA
04/28/2017
Arcata
CA
05/04/2017
Port Jefferson
NY
05/05/2017
Montclair
NJ
05/05/2017
Princeton
NJ
05/05/2017
Cranford
NJ
05/05/2017
Bethel
CT
05/05/2017
Mystic
CT
05/05/2017
Rochester
NY
05/05/2017
Rochester
NY
05/05/2017
Woodstock
NY
05/05/2017
Buffalo
NY
05/05/2017
Williamsville (Buffalo)
NY
05/05/2017
Syracuse
NY
05/05/2017
Ithaca
NY
05/05/2017
Santa Barbara
CA
05/05/2017
Camerillo
CA
05/05/2017
San Francisco
CA
05/05/2017
Berkeley
CA
05/05/2017
San Diego
CA
05/05/2017
San Diego
CA
05/05/2017
La Jolla
CA
05/05/2017
Maynard
MA
05/05/2017
Martha's Vineyard
MA
05/05/2017
Beverly
MA
05/04/2017
Baltimore
MD
05/05/2017
Pittsburgh
PA
05/05/2017
Columbus
OH
05/05/2017
Cleveland Heights
OH
05/05/2017
Des Moines
IA
05/05/2017
Austin
TX
05/05/2017
Austin
TX
05/05/2017
Charleston
SC
05/05/2017
Seattle
WA
05/05/2017
Seattle
WA
05/05/2017
Tacoma
WA
05/05/2017
Boise
ID
05/05/2017
Salt Lake City
UT
05/05/2017
Arcata
CA
05/05/2017
New York
NY
05/12/2017
New Haven
CT
05/12/2017
Rhineback
NY
05/12/2017
Utica
NY
05/17/2017
Newburgh
NY
05/12/2017
Millerton
NY
05/12/2017
Albany
NY
05/12/2017
Santa Monica
CA
05/12/2017
Palm Springs
CA
05/12/2017
Palm Desert
CA
05/12/2017
Menlo Park
CA
05/12/2017
Santa Cruz
CA
05/12/2017
Monterey
CA
05/12/2017
Sacramento
CA
05/12/2017
Grass Valley
CA
05/12/2017
Gloucester
MA
05/12/2017
Chatham
MA
05/12/2017
Lexington (Woburn)
MA
05/12/2017
Great Barrington
MA
05/12/2017
Waterville
ME
05/12/2017
Montpelier
VT
05/12/2017
Washington
DC
05/12/2017
Bethesda
MD
05/12/2017
Washington
DC
05/12/2017
Fairfax
VA
05/12/2017
Philadelphia
PA
05/12/2017
East Stroudsburgh
PA
05/12/2017
South Miami
FL
05/12/2017
Coral Gables
FL
05/12/2017
Miami Beach
FL
05/12/2017
Miami Beach
FL
05/12/2017
Aventura
FL
05/12/2017
Ft. Lauderdale
FL
05/12/2017
Boca Raton
FL
05/12/2017
Boca Raton
FL
05/12/2017
West Palm Beach
FL
05/12/2017
Naples
FL
05/12/2017
Bonita Springs
FL
05/12/2017
Gulf Breeze
FL
05/12/2017
Traverse City
MI
05/12/2017
St. Louis
MO
05/12/2017
Indianapolis
IN
05/12/2017
San Antonio
TX
05/12/2017
Houston
TX
05/12/2017
Charlottesville
VA
05/12/2017
Fayetteville
NC
05/12/2017
Durham
NC
05/12/2017
Raleigh
NC
05/12/2017
Chapel Hill
NC
05/12/2017
Chapel Hill
NC
05/12/2017
Winston-Salem
NC
05/12/2017
Columbia
SC
05/12/2017
Memphis
TN
05/12/2017
Port Orchard
WA
05/12/2017
Tucson
AZ
05/12/2017
Sedona
AZ
05/10/2017
Portland
OR
05/12/2017
Ashland
OR
05/12/2017
Port Townsend
WA
05/12/2017
Santa Fe
NM
05/12/2017
Newton
NJ
05/22/2017
Chatham
NY
05/21/2017
Rosendale
NY
05/19/2017
Saratoga Springs
NY
05/19/2017
Rome
NY
05/19/2017
Beverly Hills
CA
05/19/2017
Saint Helena
CA
05/24/2017
Modesto
CA
05/19/2017
Arlington
MA
05/19/2017
Provincetown
MA
05/19/2017
Williamstown
MA
05/19/2017
Nantucket
MA
05/21/2017
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Q&A with Terence Davies and Cynthia Nixon

Behind the Scenes with Interviews of the Cast and Crew

Collector’s Booklet with Interviews, Photos, and a Critical Essay

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