A Summer of Independent Film Premieres Outdoors on the Big Screen at Green-Wood Cemetery: Wild Nights with Emily
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $16
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Rooftop Films and The Green-Wood Cemetery will present a series of outdoor film screenings throughout the summer (dates and details below). Taking place within the Cemetery’s idyllic landscape aside one its glacial ponds, each evening features live music and a complementary after-party. The screenings are part of Rooftop Films’ Summer Series, an annual film festival that features more than 45 screenings of new independent feature-length and short films. Established in 1997, Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians.
• Film ticketholders must be 16 and older. Guests must be 21 and older for the after-party.
• There is a 10-15-minute walk from Green-Wood’s main entrance to the screening site. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Wild Nights with Emily (Writer and Director: Madeleine Olnek | USA | 84 minutes)
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Filmmaker Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party
Fresh off its SXSW premiere, the dramatic comedy Wild Nights with Emily stars Molly Shannon as the poet, Emily Dickinson. The film was inspired by an article in the The New York Times that documented how infrared technologies restored erasures that hid romantic content in Dickinson’s letters. The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, was that of a reclusive spinster – a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores her passionate, vivacious side that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman (Susan Ziegler). After Emily died, a rivalry emerged when her brother’s mistress (Amy Seimetz) along with editor T.W. Higginson (Brett Gelman) published a book of Emily’s poems. Irreverent and surreal, Wild Nights was one of “The 50 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2018” (Filmmaker Magazine); you will never look at Dickinson the same way again.Buy tickets/get more info now