Wild Nights With Emily

Sunday 6/23 @ 2:30 & 7:00pm
Monday 6/24 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday 6/25 @ 7:00pm

Rated PG-13 | 84 min
Historical Comedy

Directed by Madeleine Olnek
Starring Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz

Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson’s life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each showing. Tickets are $8.50 General and $7.50 for Seniors & Students. Tickets available at the door or ONLINE NOW!

WildNightsWithEmilyPosterHawaii Island LGBTQ Pride is excited to once again partner with The Palace Theater to present current LGBTQ related films in conjunction with Pride Month in June.

Like all of our PRIDE events, we hope that everyone will feel welcome to come and enjoy these films that take a close look at noted people from LGBTQ history.

Silly yet deceptively smart, Wild Nights with Emily approaches its oft-investigated subject from a unique — and utterly entertaining — vantage point.” Rotten Tomatoes

In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan…yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse. Beloved comic Molly Shannon leads in this humorous yet bold reappraisal of Dickinson, informed by her private letters. While seeking publication of some of the 1,775 poems written during her lifetime, Emily (Shannon) finds herself facing a troupe of male literary gatekeepers too confused by her genius to take her work seriously. Instead her work attracts the attention of an ambitious woman editor, who also sees Emily as a convenient cover for her own role in buttoned-up Amherst’s most bizarre love triangle.

It’s respectful, but it’s also alive. It’s serious, but it’s also tongue-in-cheek. Olnek’s approach gives Emily room to breathe. At last.” Sheila O’Malley RogerEbert.com

It’s refreshing to see a historical gay romance that isn’t overly tragic or heavy with the weight of the era.” Hannah Lynn Pittsburgh City Paper