Desert Winds (1995)



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Movie Info

Two strangers are brought together by a powerful quirk of nature in this drama. Eugene (Michael Nickles) is a man in his thirties looking for a new meaning in his life. He thinks he may have found something when he discovers a mysterious wind tunnel in the desert that will carry the human voice for an unusual distance -- and he finds himself talking to Jackie (Heather Graham), a beautiful twentysomething who lives over 500 miles away. As Eugene and Jackie get to know each other without seeing one another, they find themselves caught up in the mysterious magic of the wind currents, said to have beneficial spiritual energies by Native Americans living in the desert. Desert Winds was written, directed, and produced by leading man Michael Nickles; pop singer Adam Ant also appears in a small role.
Drama , Special Interest
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Achilles Films


Jack Kehler
as Eugene's Father
Grace Zabriskie
as Jackie's Mother
Jessica Hamilton
as Young Jackie

Critic Reviews for Desert Winds

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Arriving more than a few years after author Robert Bly popularized the concept of male self-exploration, this Canadian documentary seems a bit too touchy-feely even for the age of Oprah.

March 2, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The tribe's unfailing politeness outside of activities specifically designed to arouse testosterone underlines the suspiciously benign nature of the entire endeavor.

Full Review… | February 27, 2006
Top Critic

Here's what Kohler isn't telling us: The kind of men who'd sign up for a trip like this aren't exactly the kind who'd have trouble opening up, and the kind of men who could afford a trip like this aren't exactly 'regular guys.'

February 16, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Though it generates its share of unintentional giggles, François Kohler's documentary manages to take us to a seldom-visited place: the hidden corners of the straight male mind.

Full Review… | February 15, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Desert Wind will be of interest to men -- and especially to women, who might learn much they didn't know about the opposite sex.

February 15, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

We sense that the balance of the film's observations is being skewed by the camera's preference for the emotional exhibitionists in the bunch.

February 15, 2006
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Desert Winds

Great movie! Intriguing story plot.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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