Just can’t get enough Emily Dickinson? Well, hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all! (Hint: if that doesn’t make any sense to you, then perhaps this movie isn’t your cup of tea. Just hang in there—I’m sure another X-Men movie will be along soon.) Fortunately for you Dickinsonians, there is an absolutely masterful new movie out about our favorite American poetess, and it’s being given an extended run at the Kiggins Theatre this weekend, May 26-28.
In “A Quiet Passion,” Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence, and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores, and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry.
- Friday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m.
- Saturday, May 27, at 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 28, at 4:30 p.m.
General admission is $9. The Kiggins Theatre is located at 1011 Main Street in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about upcoming movies and events at this landmark historic theater, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.kigginstheatre.net.