“A Quiet Passion” film at the Loft Theater

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A Quiet Passion

 

Starts Friday, May 12 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson

“Acclaimed actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) delivers a triumphant performance as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death.

Celebrated British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. (Dir. by Terence Davies, 2016, UK, 125 mins., Rated PG-13)”

For showtimes: https://loftcinema.org/film/a-quiet-passion/

Carolyn’s note:  The large Theater 1 at the Loft is undergoing renovation till mid-July, but smaller theater 2 (upstairs) and theater 3 (stadium seating outside) are still running.  Instead of theater 1, the Tucson Jewish Community Center large room at 3800 E. River Rd. is being utilized.  Also note that some showings this summer will be at the Global Justice Center (225 E. 26th St.) in South Tucson.

“I’m nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody too? Then there’s a pair of us– don’t tell! They’d banish us, you know.” (page 9-10,  Selected Poems)

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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  1. Powerful movie about Emily’s early rebellion and questioning of religion & God, living with a strict lawyer father, a loving but docile mother, two siblings in Amherst, MA. during 19th century. Her observances and poetry are read throughout the movie, as she experiences the Civil War, her brother’s marriage & birth of nephew (to whom she recites the excerpt above about being nobody), her platonic love for a married pastor, death of her father, then mother, her own illness. Her literary wit, strength of character but also embittered loneliness are portrayed well by Cynthia Nixon, as well as her righteousness and passion for life.

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