- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 7, 2000
- Originally Released: 1979
- Label: Henstooth Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Beth Ferris - Screenwriter/ Producer, Annick Smith - Executive Producer, by William Marcus of Montana Public Radio
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Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 03/12/1980
"...A film with heart….[Pearce] handles this simple tale with a nice balance of regional feel and elemental drama that make him a director to watch..."
New York Times - 08/23/1981
"...Uncommonly beautiful....Firm and realistic in its appreciation of its people and the quality of their lives."
A recent widow (Ferrell) and her daughter travel to Wyoming in 1910, to work as housekeeper for a stern rancher (Torn). Once there she decides to try and homestead a piece of land of her own, but the year that follows is full of harsh weather and isolation. A moving drama about life on the frontier, well acted and understated. Based on the real-life frontier diaries of Elinore Randall Stewart.