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Directed by Madeleine Olnek
84 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Cast: Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, and Brett Gelman

Post-film Q&A with director Madeleine Olnek, followed by a conversation with Ms. Olnek and director Ondi Timoner (Mapplethorpe) about making a film about a historical figure. Both will be moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Madeleine Olnek’s portrait of Emily Dickinson (Molly Shannon) casts light on the poet’s intense romance with women and words, and in doing so subverts the notions of biography and history entire. The result is a sexy, breathless, absurdist, and very cinematic literary romp. Interpretation alters our perception, turning seemingly dusty poetry into unspeakable sexual innuendo. “I taste a liquor never brewed –”, Dickinson whispers to her lover Susan – affirming that her lines are truly about that.

– Sophie Gertrude Strohmeier for SHOUT film festival

Official Selection: 2018 SXSW Film Festival, Frameline 42 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Through The Lens screenings are presented in partnership with:

KUER 90.1 RadioWest

DTH Year-round, Featured, Salt Lake City, Through The Lens

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT