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February 16 - February 23, 2017
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A Quiet Passion
Pre-eminent British director Terence Davies (“Distant Voices, Still Lives”, “The House of Mirth”, “Sunset Song”) paints a subtle portrait of the poet Emily Dickinson, employing painterly tableaux to portray a life of supreme intelligence that is undermined by social codes and convention. Davies moves through Emily’s youth, so full of spirited repartee on art, life and women’s place in a patriarchal society, heightened by the use of Dickinson’s wonderful verse as voice-over. As her hopes are crushed, Emily withdraws into herself and darkness slowly descends. Those who know Cynthia Nixon only from “Sex and the City” may be totally surprised by her nuanced portrayal of Emily. “Utterly and gloriously Davies,” Sight & Sound
UK/Belgium, 2016 (125 minutes)
Co-presented by Word For Word. Actors from Word For Word will introduce the film by reading selected Dickinson poems.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Discounts go to members of the San Francisco Film Society, the Fromm Institute, the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and people 65 and over.