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
Directed and co-produced by Solon Papadopoulos, My Letter To The World takes viewers on a journey through the seasons of Emily Dickinson’s life in mid-1800s New England, exploring her experiences and relationships via her impassioned letters and poems. As new theories come to light about both Dickinson’s life and poetry, experts bring their often conflicting opinions to the screen.
“I think she’s an extraordinary person,” says Nixon of Dickinson. “I think whatever she would’ve done, whatever field and era she would’ve found herself in, she would’ve succeeded. And I think she would be astonished to see how not just famous she is, but how important she is to other writers and to readers all over the world.”
My Letter To The World DVD-$29.95