Heartland 1979

Synopsis:

Disarmingly realistic in its depiction of the realities of frontier life, Heartland is a strong antidote to the cliches of traditional Westerns. This semi-documentary slice of life is based on the diaries of Elmore Randall Stewart about her days on the Wyoming frontier in the early 20th century. It's a strongly feminist statement about a woman raising her small daughter alone and scrapping for a living by working for a shy Scottish rancher. Director Richard Pearce brings an endearing touch to a film that is helped greatly by the dazzling cinematography of Fred Murphy. Conchata Ferrell and Rip Torn star in this small film that substitutes veracity for a high-powered plot.

Directed by: Richard Pearce
Release date: 1979-09-22
Runtime: 96 minutes
Tagline: Heartland is about roots and origins. Heartland is about love and survival.
Cast:
Rip Torn
Rip Torn
Clyde Stewart 
Conchata Ferrell
Conchata Ferrell
Elinore Randall Stewart 
Barry Primus
Barry Primus
Jack 
Megan Folsom
Megan Folsom
Jerrine 
Lilia Skala
Lilia Skala
Mrs. Landauer 
Amy Wright
Amy Wright
Clara Jane