Wolfe Video Presents
15th Anniversary Re-Release
USA / 2000 / 117 min / English / Color
A Film By Thomas Bezucha
Anniversary Release Date: Blu-Ray & VOD release October 13
*Available for the first time on Blu-Ray, new HD version for VOD
(includes new bonus materials)
Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha
Starring Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher, George Coe, O’Neal Compton, Veanne Cox, Nan Martin and Corinne Bohrer.
Distributed by Wolfe Video
BIG EDEN 15th Anniversary edition will release 10/13 on Blue-ray and VOD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers, and across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com.
In honor of the film’s 15th Anniversary Wolfe has produced this brand new bonus featurette, ‘Remembering Big Eden.’ This featurette includes interviews with director Tom Bezucha and stars Arye Gross, Tim DeKay, Louise Fletcher and Eric Schweig talking about the film’s special place in LGBT cinema history and sharing their memories and reflections on why the film has had such an impact on audiences.
Big Eden is a tiny town tucked away in the timberland of northwestern Montana, where cowboys lounge on the porch of the general store to pass the time away, and keep their eyes on things. Although it’s been years since he was back, Henry Hart, a successful but lonely New York Artist, returns to Big Eden, the town of his childhood, to care for the ailing grandfather who raised him. Once home, Henry finds he must come to terms with his relationship to Dean Stewart, his best friend from high school, and the object of his unrequited love. Henry’s feelings for Dean, which caused him to flee Big Eden nearly twenty years ago, seem to have only grown stronger over the intervening years. At the same time, Henry’s reappearance sparks a transformation in Pike Dexter, the shy unassuming Native American owner of the town’s general store. Pike is as surprised as anyone, and completely unprepared, when he finds himself falling in love with Henry.
As this unspoken triangle unfolds under the scrutiny of Big Eden’s community, nearly everyone in town develops a stake in its outcome. When tragedy strikes and Henry chooses to leave once again, and Pike is unable to articulate feelings which might alter Henry’s course, it is ultimately the people of Big Eden that must join together in an effort to help two of their own find true happiness.