A Quiet Passion (12A).
2 hours 5 minutes
Cynthia Nixon (Sex In The City) delivers a searing central performance as American 19th Century poet, Emily Dickinson, in this beautifully shot period piece from Terence Davies (Sunset Song). A series of carefully poised dramatic tableaux illuminate the life of the independent-minded, overly sensitive poet, from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. Outwardly, she may have seemed prim and self-effacing. But she was in fact a fiery, passionate figure who questioned every aspect of the patriarchal society in which she lived. The great theme of Dickinson’s life is finding solace – not in religion, but in art, and the film itself boasts such moments of quiet catharsis.
Subtitled Screening: Monday 24 April, 2.30pm
Pricing for 24/4/2017 at 14:30: £7, Concessions £6.50, Under 16 £5 (subtitled screening)
Pricing for 24/4/2017 at 20:30: £7, Concessions £6.50, under 16 £5
Pricing for 25/4/2017 at 11:00: £7, includes tea/filter coffee and a pastry