Saturday, September 17

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.



“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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