A Quiet Passion


The Main 3 Sun, Apr 16, 2017 7:05 PM
The Main 3 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 4:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Special Presentations
Historical Drama
Women's Issues
Release Year:2016
Runtime:126 min
Festivals & Awards:Grand Prix
Best Film - Ghent International Film Festival 2016
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Music Box Films
Director:Terence Davies
Producer:Roy Boulter
Sol Papadopoulos
Cinematographer:Florian Hoffmeister
Screenwriter:Terence Davies
Editor:Pia Di Ciaula
Principal Cast:Cynthia Nixon
Jennifer Ehle
Keith Carradine
Ducan Duff
Jodhi May
Joanna Bacon
Catherine Bailey
Emma Bell
Benjamin Wainwright
Filmography:The Terence Davies Trilogy ('83)
Distant Voices
Still Lives ('88)
The Long Day Closes ('92)
The Neon Bible ('95)
The House of Mirth ('00)
Of Time and the City ('08)
The Deap Blue Sea ('11)
Sunset Song ('15)


From Terence Davies, praised as “Britain’s greatest living director” (The Evening Standard), comes the story of the reclusive Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. Davies captures Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon in a subtly triumphant performance) in all her complexity: joyous and despairing, trapped by her intense shyness yet delighted to be in the company of her close-knit family, of her time, yet rebelling against the social and religious restrictions of the 1800s.

With Nixon reading many of Dickinson’s incredible poems, and written and directed by Davies with his usual eye for the most minute details of family life (and capturing a surprising amount of humor in her day-to-day existence), A Quiet Passion perfectly captures the artist as never before, in cinema or literature. “An absolute drop-dead masterwork.” —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Director’s Biography

Terence Davies was born in 1945 and educated at Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Liverpool followed by work in accounting and bookkeeping. Abandoning this work, he turned to theater and then film, studying at the National Television and Film School. Sunset Song screened at MSPIFF 2016.

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