EMILY imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, "Wuthering Heights. Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.
Emily Post-Screening Discussion/Q & A March 21st screening:
To what extent should so-called “biopics” like Emily conform to known historical facts? Should filmmakers be as free to remold the lives of real persons like Emily Brontë as they are to reshape works of literature, such as Emily’s own Wuthering Heights or her sister Charlotte’s Jane Eyre? What aspects of biography and fiction—if any—should be considered inviolable, and who decides? Professors Dean de la Motte and D. Matthew Ramsey will discuss these and related questions after a screening of Emily, as well as take questions from the audience.
Dean de la Motte is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Salve Regina University and author of the novel Oblivion: The Lost Diaries of Branwell Brontë (Valley Press, UK, 2022). Each spring he teaches a seminar entitled “Scribblemania: The Brontës and the Passion of Writing.”
D. Matthew Ramsey is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, Communications and Media at Salve Regina University. His scholarly work focuses on the intersection of film and other narrative forms, especially literature, most notably the film-related career of novelist William Faulkner.
Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead