Henry & June
Henry & June ★★★½ 1990 (NC-17)
Based on the diaries of writer Anais Nin which chronicled her triangular relationship with author Henry Miller and his wife June, a relationship that provided the erotic backdrop to Miller's “Tropic of Capricorn.” Set in Paris in the early ‘30s, the setting moves between the impecunious expatriate's cheap room on the Left bank—filled with artists, circus performers, prostitutes, and gypsies—to the conservative, well-appointed home of Nin and her husband. Captures the heady atmosphere of Miller's gay Paris; no one plays an American better than Ward (who replaced Alec Baldwin). Notable for having prompted the creation of an NC-17 rating because of its adult theme. 136m/C VHS, DVD . Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria De Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey; D: Philip Kaufman; W: Philip Kaufman; C: Philippe Rousselot; M: Mark Adler.