Emily Dickinson Documentary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Emily Dickinson documentary Kickstarter
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The producers of the Emily Dickinson documentary “Phosphorescence: Words Into Shining Light” are launching a Kickstarter campaign to complete the film, narrated by Cynthia Nixon.

The documentary, from U.K.-based production company Hurricane Films, is a companion movie to the recently wrapped Dickinson biopic “A Quiet Passion,” directed by Terence Davies and starring Nixon. Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine also star in “Passion,” which was shot in the spring in Belgium and Massachusetts.

“It’s an honor and a joy to get to narrate her life story in ‘Phospherescence,'” Nixon said. “What a gift to get a chance to bring Emily to life on screen not once, but twice.”

The documentary will explore Dickinson’s life in mid 1800s New England using recovered letters and then-unpublished poems as an entry point. The film will also explore Dickinson’s deep love of horticulture and music, as well as her relationships with friends and family.

The documentary is produced by Solon Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter.

The Kickstarter campaign is offering perks, including props from the set of “A Quiet Passion,” 15 minutes alone in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom and an executive producer credit for donors.

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