Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau star in the film by Donna Deitch

‘Desert Hearts’ – an American indie landmark on The Criterion Channel

An early example of modern American independent cinema and a landmark film in the presentation of same-sex romance in American movies, Desert Hearts (1985) follows the journey of Vivian (Helen Shaver), a college professor who arrives in Reno for a six-week stay at a vacation ranch set up for women who have come to Nevada […]