The Heidi Chronicles (film)

The Heidi Chronicles is a 1995 made-for-television drama film by Wendy Wasserstein adapted from her play of the same name. The film premiered on TNT on October 15, 1995.

The Heidi Chronicles
Based onThe Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein
Written byWendy Wasserstein
Directed byPaul Bogart
StarringJamie Lee Curtis
Tom Hulce
Music byDavid Shire
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Michael Brandman
Producer(s)Leanne Moore
CinematographyIsidore Mankofsky
Editor(s)Stan Cole
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Turner Pictures
Original networkTNT
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • October 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)

Plot summary

The plot follows Heidi Holland from high school in the 1960s to her career as a successful art historian over 20 years later. The play's main themes deal with the changing role of women during this time period, describing both Heidi's ardent feminism during the 1970s and her eventual sense of betrayal during the 1980s.


Awards and nominations

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