The film was written by Walter Lockwood, and directed by Joan Micklin Silver who did the wonderful Hester Street and Crossing Delancey.
As I wrote at the time, the film unfortunately isn't on Netflix, nor do I know if it's even available for rental anywhere, let alone on DVD. What I said I could do, though, was embed a four-minute featurette HBO made about the film.
I can now do that one better.
Here's the entire film...