Donna Deitch’s DESERT HEARTS
RetroArtHouse Encore!

Donna Deitch’s DESERT HEARTS

In Reno, She Gambled Her Heart On A Different Kind Of Love.
New 4K Restoration!

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 (Helen Shaver) arrives in Reno to file for divorce, but winds up catching the eye of someone new, the younger free spirit Cay (Patricia Charbonneau), touching off a slow seduction that unfolds against the breathtaking desert landscape.


$10 | $8 matinee Student/Senior/Military discounts offered at Box Office only.
(R, 1986, US, 91 min)

Friday, June 29

2:00pm   Cinema Two

Sunday, July 1

7:20pm   Cinema Two


Website developed by DesignHammer LLC, a Durham web design company.