MY LETTER TO THE WORLD REVIEWED
“My Letter to the World” is a special kind of documentary. Coming off last year’s Dickinson film featuring Cynthia Nixon, the talent behind A Quiet Passion attempts to dive into the historical underpinnings of that material. Interviews and analysis provide an in-depth look at the poet that most High Schoolers never want to hear about after they graduate. That’s a mistake, as Dickinson’s life provided for an important insight into the nature of educated women in the 1800s. Thoroughly enjoyable and shot on location in Amherst, this documentary is a must-see.
- Poems of Emily Dickinson recited by Cynthia Nixon and Terence Davies
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/12/18
The Plot Thus Far
Emily Dickinson has spent the 130 years since her death unfairly pigeonholed as the strange recluse in white. My Letter To The World is an in-depth exploration of her life and work, filmed in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts. Narrated by Cynthia Nixon and featuring behind-the-scenes clips from the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion, this documentary journeys through the seasons of Emily s life amid 1800s New England and features interviews with world experts, bringing to light new theories about the poet s personal relationships and revered work.