Henry & June

Language and/or Subtitles: English
Format: DVD 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual DVD DRA HENRY & JUNE
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
The real-life relationship between two of the most controversial literary figures of the 20th century forms the basis for this drama. Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) is a struggling author trying to finish her first book, a study of the work of D.H. Lawrence. She also has a keen sexual curiosity that is not being satisfied by her sweet but unexciting husband, Hugo (Richard E. Grant). Through Hugo's friend Richard (Kevin Spacey), Anaïs is introduced to Henry Miller (Fred Ward), a writer from America who shares Anaïs' passion for both eros and literature; she is later introduced to June (Uma Thurman), Henry's wife and a practicing bisexual. While Anaïs is attracted to Henry, to her surprise, she's even more strongly drawn to June; June, however, must return to America, and with her approval, Henry and Anaïs begin an affair. Anaïs' newfound sense of sexual liberation leads her to several new lovers over the next several months, but she and Henry find themselves pursuing the same object of affection when June returns to Paris. Henry & June's frank but tasteful treatment of sexual themes led the MPAA to threaten the film with an X-rating; instead, the film became the first feature released with the revised NC-17 classification. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Philip Kaufman's brilliant, critically acclaimed film explores the unbounded passions of two individuals who became 20th century literary giants. A true adventure more erotic than any fantasy.
Additional Information
Subjects Nin, Anaïs, -- 1903-1977 -- Film and video adaptations.
Miller, Henry, -- 1891-1980 -- Drama.
Nin, Anaïs, -- 1903-1977 -- Drama.
Smith, June Edith -- Drama.
Hugo, Ian, -- 1898-1985 -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Drama.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Drama.
Paris (France) -- Drama.
Feature films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Universal City, CA :Universal Home Video,1999
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Diary of Anaïs Nin.
Contributors Kaufman, Philip, 1936-
Kaufman, Rose.
Kaufman, Peter.
Ward, Fred, 1942-2022
Thurman, Uma.
Medeiros, Maria de.
Grant, Richard E., 1957-
Spacey, Kevin.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977. Diary of Anaïs Nin.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Walrus & Associates.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey.
Other Contributors Edited by Vivien Hillgrove, William S. Scharf, Dede Allen ; production designer, Guy-Claude Francois ; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot.
Audience MPAA rating: NC-17.
Language English
In English, French, or Spanish; with optional subtitles in English and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Based on the book by Anaïs Nin.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Special features include: production notes; cast & filmmakers' bios; film highlights; theatrical trailer; web links.
System Details DVD; dual layer; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital surround.
Description 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0783230559
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