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Mario Bava & the Birth of the Italian Giallo • September 29 – October 5

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

Mon, Oct 9, 2017

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Desert Hearts

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Co-Presented with Wicked Queer!

Friday, October 6 – Monday, October 9

(1985) dir Donna Deitch w/Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audrey Lindley [96 min; DCP]
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 (Shaver) arrives in Reno to file for divorce, but winds up catching the eye of someone new, the younger free spirit Cay (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, DESERT HEARTS beautifully exudes a sense of tender yearning and emotional candor.

“A remarkably self-assured, landmark film.” – Hollywood Reporter

“A passionate, beautiful controlled drama.” – The Times of London

“A cultural and sociological icon.” – The Advocate

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Friday 10/6
at 7:30 PM
Saturday 10/7
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Sunday 10/8
at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
Monday 10/9
at 8:30 PM

 
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Mario Bava & the Birth of the Italian Giallo • ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK • Fri 9/29 & Sat 9/30 at 1:00

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