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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 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.

Director:

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 »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy) was based on Nan Goldin's life and work. See more »

Quotes

Lucy: Hi. Are you running a bath?
Syd: [puzzled pause] No. Are you?
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Connections

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

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good movie, but a downer
6 August 2005 | by weberwhitSee all my reviews

I am always on the lookout for good lesbian movies with good acting and they are very hard to find. High Art fills both criteria, but every time I watch this movie I feel depressed. I don't know why, especially since I don't mind "dark" movies in the least. The relationships between the characters just feel empty to me. And, I never quite know what to make of the heretofore straight girl who falls for the gay girl. It must be said that the acting is quite good, especially Patricia Clarkson as the drugged out girlfriend of Ally Sheedy. Sheedy is also fantastic as the burned out photographer Lucy Berliner. I just didn't relate to any of these characters or to their relationships with each other, and in the end did not really care who lived or died.


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