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Desert Hearts

Monday, April 25

Introduced by Su Friedrich!

A very sexy, very romantic movie about lesbians playing in a theater that serves popcorn? That wasn’t happening anywhere, anytime until Donna Deitch succeeded in making Desert Hearts in 1985. Pioneering experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich chooses a feel-good movie that was as radical in the mainstream when it came out as her own highly personal films have been within the Avant-garde. As Friedrich puts it, “It took Desert Hearts to introduce the mainstream to our world (or at least a corner of it set in Reno, Nevada, circa 1959) and more importantly to give us something to really enjoy while we ate our popcorn – large, please, with butter.”

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1985
  • Running Time 96 minutes
  • Director Donna Deitch