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Desert Hearts (Criterion Collection)

Desert Hearts (Criterion Collection)

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Donna Deitch's swooning and sensual first narrative feature, 'Desert Hearts', was groundbreaking upon it's 1985 release: a love story about two women, made entirely independently, on a self-financed shoestring budget, 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 a breathtaking desert landscape. With undeniable chemistry between it's two leads, an evocative jukebox soundtrack, and vivid cinematography by Robert Elswit, Desert Hearts beautifully exudes a sense of tender yearning and emotional candor.

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    Title: Desert Hearts (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
    Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Dean Butler, Gwen Welles
    Director: Donna Deitch
    Attributes: Widescreen
    Release Date: 11/14/2017
    Original Year: 1985
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: R
    Catalog #: 2825
    UPC: 715515206013
    Item #: 1948122X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/14/2017
    Run Time: 91 minutes
    Studio: Criterion