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lianna (1983)

written and directed by john sayles

Lianna Poster

In this moving and compassionate film, Sayles presents a sympathetic, realistic portrait of a young wife and mother who leaves her family for another woman and embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery. Lianna must face the anger of her husband, the shock of economic free-fall, the alienation of her best female friend and the hurt and confusion of her young children. The original lesbian date movie still stands up as a love story, as well as a testament to the often unexpected consequences of claiming your own identity.

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