Lianna (2001)

John Sayles' drama stars Linda Griffiths as Lianna, a woman trapped in a bad marriage who must come to grips with her attraction to Ruth (Jane Hallaren), one of her college professors.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] Writer/director John Sayles's 1983 follow-up to his impressive debut with "Return of the Secaucus Seven" is an important touchstone of lesbian cinema.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

One of Sayles terrific early films

Emanuel Levy

Though not one of Sayles' best efforts, this indie about a lesbian coming out is well acted.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An appealing movie about love, friendship, and camaraderie.

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Fernando F. Croce

Sayles balances anecdotal stiffness with a keen interest in people and their unguarded moments

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Marred by some stilted performances, a painfully dated soundtrack, and an opening half-hour that skirts the razor's edge of painful didacticism.

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Randy Tippy
An exploration of love and relationships and cultural restraints. <i>Lianna</i> is sexual without being exploitative and a shining example of John… More
Ken Stachnik
Great script and acting make Lianna a solid drama that's worth watching if you're into that kind of thing. The subject matter is presented honestly,… More