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Repertory Series! 'HANKSGIVING • Wednesday 11/22 – Tuesday 11/28

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Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Rarities (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveWicked Queer: Flashback 2016

Desert Hearts

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Desert Hearts

30th Anniversary!

Double Feature with HIGH ART

(1986) dir Donna Deitch w/Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley [96 min; 35mm]
This pioneering lesbian period piece set in 1959 flips the script on the old Hollywood trope of a quickie Reno divorce when lonely prospective divorcee Vivian (Shaver) arrives at a guest ranch for women and meets the beautiful Cay (Charbonneau). Vivian and Cay experience an immediate attraction and, instead of looking forward to a life with a new man, Vivian finds herself curious about a new life with a woman. *Tentative. Please call to confirm.

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival. Wicked Queer Film Festival returns March 30th to April 9th, 2017.

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“Desert Hearts wasn’t the first, but it’s certainly one of the most significant and an important forebearer to Todd Haynes and Phyllis Nagy’s sublime Carol.” – Glenn Dunks, Film Experience

“The story is not sensationalistic, although its love scene could not be more emotional. It’s a gentle story of someone being brought in from the cold.” – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

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Saturday 9/17
at 3:15 7:30 PM

 
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