Regular $14/ $10 Matinee
Member $10/ $5 Matinee
Donna Deitch’s swooning and sensual first narrative feature DESERT HEARTS was groundbreaking upon its release in 1985: a love story about two women, made entirely independently, on a shoestring budget, by a woman. In this 1959-set film, adapted from 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 free-spirited young Cay (Patricia Charbonneau), touching off a slow seduction that unfolds against a breathtaking desert landscape. With undeniable chemistry between its two leads, an evocative jukebox soundtrack, and vivid cinematography by Robert Elswit, DESERT HEARTS beautifully exudes a sense of tender yearning and emotional candor.
Presented in Partnership with Out Montclair as a part of Montclair Pride 2022
Masking is strongly encouraged at all screenings at The Clairidge when not eating or drinking. Please visit this page for our full set of COVID-19 safety protocols.
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
Guided by a seductive and mysterious woman, a couple on vacation venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism and untold horror.
Four best friends live life to the fullest when they embark on a wild trip to see their hero, Tom Brady, play in the 2017 Super Bowl.
Join over 1,500 happy members who get early access to events and screenings throughout the year.