Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

A Quiet Passion

2016, Terence Davies, UK/Belgium, 125 min. With Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 7th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 7th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Jul 8th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jul 9th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 10th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jul 11th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 12th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Jul 13th 6:00pm

“An absolute drop-dead masterwork.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Witty and stirring...What’s surprising about A QUIET PASSION is how lively, how flat-out funny, it frequently is." — A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club

Cynthia Nixon conjures up the spirit of poet Emily Dickinson in a tart, feisty performance, as a woman who pursues her muse with single-minded passion, defying nineteenth-century norms, even as she lives out her life in the sun-filled house and blooming garden of her childhood home in Amherst. Director Davies (SUNSET SONG, THE DEEP BLUE SEA) evokes wild emotion, contrariness, and discipline in portraying the inner life of the artist, yet depicts a lively and colorful engagement with a world circumscribed by family relationships, close female friendships, and secret but suppressed longings for romantic love. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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