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High Art (1998)

R | | Drama, Romance | 12 June 1998 (USA)
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A young female intern at a small magazine company and a drug-addicted lesbian photographer slowly fall in love while exploiting each other to advance their respective careers.

Director:

Lisa Cholodenko

Writer:

Lisa Cholodenko
7 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Radha Mitchell ... Syd
Gabriel Mann ... James
Charis Michelsen ... Debby
David Thornton ... Harry
Anh Duong ... Dominique
Ally Sheedy ... Lucy Berliner
Patricia Clarkson ... Greta
Helen Mendes Helen Mendes ... White Hawk
Bill Sage ... Arnie
Tammy Grimes ... Vera
Cindra Feuer Cindra Feuer ... Delia
Anthony Ruivivar ... Xander
Elaine Tse ... Zoe
Rudolf Martin ... Dieter
Laura Ekstrand Laura Ekstrand ... Waitress
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Storyline

Syd, who lives with her boyfriend James, goes to complain to her neighbor about the leak in the ceiling. Her neigbor is photographer Lucy Berliner and Syd starts to fall in love with her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

a story of ambition, sacrifice, seduction and other career moves.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, pervasive drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Sheedy won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her role, she delivered a very long, impassioned acceptance speech. See more »

Quotes

Syd: It's like cultural studies or semiotics. Philosophy, you know? Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, whatevah.
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Connections

Referenced in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) See more »

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She Might Be Waking Up
Written by Nathan Larson
Performed by Shudder to Think
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Finally, a decent lesbian-themed movie!
16 June 2004 | by JulieKelleher57See all my reviews

After the trash of the past twenty or so years -- titles withheld to protect the incompetent -- someone finally makes a movie with a lesbian love angle that not only works, but shines. An exquisite performance by Ally Sheedy highlights this haunting study of a woman and the culture which ensnares her. A solid plot, likable -- if not perfect -- characters give flesh and blood to this dark character study. Added kudos to Patricia Clarkson; she took a character who tread the fine line between sympathetic and just plain pathetic and made Greta a complex, but not confusing nor inconsistent, woman. Well done, all around!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Art See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,499, 14 June 1998

Gross USA:

$1,960,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,960,216
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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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