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Filmfest DC - A Quiet Passion

Run Time: 126 Minutes

A Quiet Passion


Terence Davies

UK/Belgium, 2016, 126 minutes



A new film by Terence Davies is always something to celebrate. The great British director of Distant Voices, Still Lives, and The House of Mirth is himself a poet of human emotions, so when he takes on a biography of Emily Dickenson, the results are enthralling, but quietly so. The Dickenson household of Amherst, under a stern but loving patriarch who intones “don’t be banal, Emily” and a melancholic mother, is nevertheless a home for humor and even gender debates among three whip-smart grown children who never want to move out and never do. Using the anonymity of night, Emily writes her poetry. In Davies’s signature slow pans and ethereal window shots time doesn’t march so much as spread, and with time and tragedy and neglect, the poet thrives, the soul withers. Posterity, Emily knows, is as comfortless as God. Cynthia Nixon embodies Dickenson, supported by a marvelous cast.—Judy Bloch

Event Details

Filmfest DC - A Quiet Passion
Friday, April 21, 2017 8:30 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie  
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

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Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015