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In the Name of Love: Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Opens on June 28

Director: Ang Lee Run Time: 134 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2005

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Country: United States, Canada
Language
: English, Spanish

About the film:

Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Director.

Rodeo cowboy Jack and ranch hand Ennis are hired as sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, they spark a physical relationship. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider, they keep up their tortured, sporadic love affair for 20 years.

“It is simply one of the greatest love stories in film history.”

—Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

About the filmmaker: 

Ang Lee is a Taiwanese filmmaker who has achieved international acclaim and numerous accolades for his work across a broad range of genres. In 2006, he became the first non-white filmmaker to win Best Director at the Academy Awards with Brokeback Mountain (2005). His early feature films include his “Father Knows Best” trilogy – Pushing Hands (1991), The Wedding Banquet (1993), and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) — followed by his first English-language film Sense and Sensibility (1995) and notable projects like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hulk (2003), Lust, Caution (2007), and Life of Pi (2012). Among other accolades, he received the Order of Brilliant Star, the second highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Taiwan.

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