“My Letter to the World” Emily Dickinson Documentary Slated for June 12 from Music Box Films

Music Box Films is releasing the documentary My Letter to the World (DVD: $29.95) on June 12. Offering a rich examination of the life and work of one of America’s greatest  poets, the film features world experts and renowned scholars who help to unravel the enigma of Emily Dickinson, who has spent the 130 years since her death being pigeonholed as a mysterious recluse. Directed by Solon Papadopoulos and narrated by Cynthia Nixon, My Letter to the World takes viewers on a journey through the seasons of 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 offer often  conflicting opinions. Also featuring behind-the-scenes clips from filmmaker Terence Davies’s 2016 biopic A Quiet Passion (starring Nixon as Dickinson), bonus features include poems read by Davies and Nixon.