A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

A FILM BY: Terence Davies
WRITTEN BY: Terence Davies
STARRING: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff

Now Playing | Following the 7pm, May 20th showing poet Christina Pugh of the Poetry Foundation will lead a post film discussion. 

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.

“An absolute, drop-dead masterwork." - THE NEW YORKER

“A bold and brilliant study of the American poet." - SLANT MAGAZINE


The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery, and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit poetryfoundation.org.

Technical Information

Production Year: 2016
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 126 mins
Format: DCP