Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: DESERT HEARTS

April 11, 2023

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). 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

Free and open to the public. All attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended.

7 p.m. Thursday, May 4

Humanities Quadrangle, Room L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Archive, presented with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.