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Desert Hearts (2017)


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Published: [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Series: Criterion collection.
Edition:  Director-approved DVD special edition
Description:  1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
ISBN/ISSN: 9781681433752, 1681433753, 9781681433752,
Language:  English

Based on the novel, Desert of the heart' by Jane Rule

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985

Wide screen (1.85:1)

Special features: new, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Robert Elswit; audio commentary from 2007 featuring director Donna Deitch; a new conversation between Deitch and actor Jane Lynch; Remembering Reno: a new program featuring Deitch, Elswit, and production designer Jeannine Oppewall about the film's visual style; Women in love: new interviews with actors Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau; excerpt from Fiction and truths: a film about Jane Rule, a 1994 documentary about the author of Desert of the heart, the 1964 novel on which the film is based; trailer; an essay by critic B. Ruby Rich on insert

Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwenn Welles, Dean Butler, James Staley, Katie Labourdette

It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Cay Rivers, an open and self-assured lesbian, and the ranch owner's daughter

MPAA rating: R

DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital mono

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Additional Credits:
Deitch, Donna, 1945- film producer, film director
Cooper, Natalie, screenwriter
Charbonneau, Patricia, actor
Shaver, Helen 1951- actor (Helen Jane),
Lindley, Audra, actor
Akers, Andra, actor
Welles, Gwen, 1951-1993, actor
Butler, Dean, 1956- actor
Rule, Jane.
Samuel Goldwyn Co.,
Criterion Collection (Firm),

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