Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Desert Hearts

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Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Desert Hearts (Donna Deitch, 1985, 91 mins)
Set in Reno in the ‘50s, Deitch’s “astonishingly polished and nuanced first film” (Paul Attanasio) portrays the romance between a Columbia professor awaiting her divorce and a free-spirited younger woman. Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau star in this “bold, beautifully rendered story about the search for authenticity and love” (C.J. Prince).

Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

In keeping with Yale’s COVID-19 prevention policies, all attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended