A Quiet Passion

New York Times Critics' Pick
125 mins.
Directed by Terence Davies
PG-13
English
2017

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 (HOSUE 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.