Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first film, Desert Hearts, was groundbreaking upon its 1986 release: a love story about two women, produced and directed by a woman. In the 1959-set film, an adaptation of a beloved novel by Jane Rule, straitlaced East Coast professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) arrives in Reno to file for divorce, but winds up catching the eye of someone new, the younger free spirit Cay (Patricia Charbonneau), touching off a slow seduction that unfolds against the breathtaking desert landscape. With smoldering chemistry between its two leads, an evocative jukebox soundtrack, and vivid cinematography by Robert Elswit. With Audra Lindley, Alex McArthur, Gwen Welles & Andra Akers.
Running Time: 91 minutes, Rating: R
Co-Presented by: Nicolle Mackey, Denise Lisa, Tamara Zyhylij, Julie Bourne, Ascent Real Estate, Inc.
Donna Deitch, Helen Shaver, Patricia Charboneau, Desert Hearts.
Hosted by FilmOut San Diego
Wed, November 13, 2019 from 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
CA 92103 San Diego US