A Quiet Passion

Cynthia Nixon is Emily Dickinson


BY: Liz MacDonald

This certainly a change from Sex in the City…in A Quiet Passion, Cynthia Nixon channels the transcendent wit of Emily Dickinson. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) evokes Dickinson’s pathos, intellectual independence and deep attachment to her close-knit family, and conveys the tension resulting from the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she lived in. Keith Carradine also stars as Emily Dickinson’s father. A Quiet Passion open in theaters on April. You can watch the trailer, above.