Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Desert Hearts

1985 American Feature

Cast: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Dean Butler, Gwen Welles, James Staley, Alex McArthur and Denise Crosby
Director: Donna Deitch
Writer: Natalie Cooper, from the novel Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule

When uptight English professor Vivian Bell arrives in Reno to get a divorce, she is drawn to the free-spirited Cay Rivers, resulting in a relationship that changes both of their lives.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 83% / Audience: 71 %
  • OMG rating: 8 /10

  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Female Lead (Charbonneau).
  • Sundance Film Festival Honorable Mention.

  • Film debut of actress Patricia Charbonneau.
  • Director Donna Deitch makes a cameo appearance as the heavily-accented woman playing two slot machines at the same time.

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