Quiet Passion, A

Join us for a very special matinee advance-screening of A QUIET PASSION on Friday June 16 at 10.30am with freshly-baked cookies, tea and coffee, plus a poetic discussion with Australian Poetry's Jacinta Le Plastrier live in-cinema. Cynthia Nixon gives a career-best performance as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in the luminous and intensely moving new film from award-winning filmmaker Terence Davies. Born into privilege in 1803, Emily Dickinson spent most of her life on her parents’ estate in Armherst, Massachusetts. In her youth, the introverted Emily is depicted as a fiercely intelligent young woman who exchanges forthright opinions on life and art – and, more particularly, on the place of women in a patriarchal society. Emily becomes more and more reclusive as the years pass, gradually withdrawing from society. In her cloistered existence she is consumed by poetry, but the lack of recognition and her frustrations regarding gender inequality and creative integrity make for an ever more vociferous dissention. Stunning in both its sumptuous production design and also in the respect and love that it brings to its subject, the seamless manner in which Dickinson’s sharp-sighted verse is integrated into the narrative is one of A QUIET PASSION’s many joys. Davies’ portrait may just be the perfect match of filmmaker, actress and subject. Advance screenings June 16-18, season commences June 22.
Friday, 16th June

[Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session. High-Tea: In-Cinema dining session. CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.]

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

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Rating PG
Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 125
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