Feature Film: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

October 17 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm | Nevada Museum of Art


Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

2013, 1h 29m, US
Directed by Michael Josue

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life. A Q&A panel with one of the film's producers will be held directly after the film.

Feature Film: Desert Hearts

October 17 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Nevada Museum of Art

Desert Hearts

1986, 1h 36m, US

Directed by Donna Dietch

It’s 1959, and New York English professor Vivian Bell (Helen Haver) has come to Reno for a quickie divorce. Staying at a dude ranch, she meets the proprietor’s stepdaughter, the sexy casino change-girl Cay Rivvers (Patricia Charbonneau). Despite their differences, sparks fly as free-spirited Cay introduces strait-laced Vivian to the wild-west casino scene and the breathless beauty of the desert. No one is angrier than the dude ranch proprietor (Andre Lindley). And no one is more surprised than the beautiful-but-repressed Vivian when the friendship evolves into unexpected, hot passion.  It's the 30th anniversary of this seminal film! The screening includes a Q&A panel with the film's director, Donna Deitch. 

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