Caged Heat

Director: Jonathan Demme
Screenwriters: Jonathan Demme

Institute History

  • 1985 Sundance Film Festival


Before the wry humanism of Melvin And Howard, Demme had to learn his trade somewhere. Here it is: Caged Heat, a searing and nasty melodrama set in a women’s prison. Rape, riot and revenge form the prime elements of the melodrama but, hop not be lost, the women revolt against the oppressive system.

Screening Details

  • Section: Highlights: Petit, Truffaut, Passer, Corman's Prodigies
  • Film Type: Dramatic Feature
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 80 min.
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