Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, April 28, 2017

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(UK/Belgium/2016—directed by Terence Davies)

This new film from the brilliant, profoundly humane director of The Long Day Closes and Sunset Song is a biographical, deeply personal portrait of American poet Emily Dickinson, who is wittily and radiantly portrayed by Cynthia Nixon. Shot partly on location in Amherst, Massachusetts, A Quiet Passion might also be a phrase used to describe Davies’ power as a filmmaker; as in his great Distant Voices, Still Lives, Davies method is formal, stylized and uncompromising. Here, his respect for a woman who struggled to conquer her demons by finding solace in her art results in a film that is as demanding, probing and unapologetic as its subject. “In its sensitivity,” wrote IndieWire’s Michael Pattison from the Berlin Film Festival, “A Quiet Passion is quietly masterful.” (126 minutes)

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

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DFT general admission tickets are $9.50, member tickets are $7.50. DFT general admission online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee. Ticketing fees are waived for DIA members. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50 and are available in person at the DIA box office or at the door.