Donen, who helmed numerous Hollywood movie musicals, has not directed a feature film since 1984's "Blame it on Rio." He received an honorary Academy Award in 1998 and has also been recognized by the American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers and the Directors Guild of America.
His work includes "Damn Yankees!," "The Pajama Game," "Funny Face," "Singin' in the Rain" and "On the Town."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.