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High Art (1998)

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A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.

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Lisa Cholodenko

Writer:

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

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Cast

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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem művészete See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,499, 14 June 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,929,168, 13 September 1998
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Lucy: I haven't been deconstructed in a long time.
Syd: Yeah, I bet you hate that.
Lucy: I don't hate it at all.
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Referenced in Lunch Break (2005) See more »

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She Might Be Waking Up
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These performances deserve recognition
5 January 1999 | by kinklingSee all my reviews

None of the characters in this film are the stereotypes you might expect, and a few of the performances are simply magnificent. Patricia Clarkson in particular probably won't be an Oscar contender, but certainly should be. The two leads are also played to perfection, and I enjoyed the film far more than I had anticipated. Definitely should not have been relegated to the art-house circuit.


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