Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
7:30pm
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RACK FOCUS 2017
Director Donna Deitch In Person!
DESERT HEARTS
Presented by the American Cinematheque and RACK FOCUS, an ongoing, progressive slate of female-oriented programming and events
Discussion following with director Donna Deitch, moderated by Samantha Shada.
DESERT HEARTS
1985, Janus Films, 96 min, USA, Dir: Donna Deitch

Director Donna Deitch’s feature debut was this pioneering, 1950s-set lesbian romance adapted from Jane Rule’s novel Desert of the Heart. New York English professor Helen Shaver meets Reno casino worker Patricia Charbonneau at a Nevada ranch that caters to women finalizing their divorces; the two are soon attracted to each other despite their different backgrounds. “An astonishingly polished and nuanced first film.” - Paul Attanasio, The Washington Post.


Screening format: DCP | Digital Restoration by Criterion and UCLA Film & Television Archive in conjunction with Outfest and Sundance Institute. Restoration funded by Criterion, Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, and Sundance Institute.
Aero Theatre • Wed, Jul 26, 2017 • 7:30pm
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