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Sonoma Film Institute Presents: The Sheltering Sky

  • Warren Theater, Ives 101 (map)

Bertolucci’s 1990 drama sends an American couple deep into the Sahara Desert, where they discover the transporting power of landscape and culture and learn the distinction between being a tourist and a traveler. Kit (Debra Winger) and Porter (John Malkovich) put themselves in unknown territory in an attempt to inject passion into their 10-year marriage. Bertolucci’s cinematic preoccupations with travel and sexual pluralism converge in this rich and haunting film, which brings to life the intimate details of longing and loneliness. Based on the novel by Paul Bowles, and gorgeously photographed by Vittorio Storaro. (1990, 138 min.) Free Admission