Watch The Belle of Amherst
- 1 hr 30 min
The performance of Julie Harris as nineteenth century poet Emily Dickinson is one of the most memorable in Broadway history. This is a film of one of those performances. The one-woman show takes place in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts. Harris runs the emotional gamut with this character and finds exquisite moments of sorrow and joy. Through Dickinson's personal diary and letters we learn of her frustration at being a recluse but also of the joy she experienced when writing her poetry. Some of the best moments in the film are when Harris interprets some of Emily Dickinson's moving poems.