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A Chelsea art gallerist falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic tale about the state of contemporary art.

Director:

Jonathan Parker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Goldberg ... Adrian Jacobs
Marley Shelton ... Madeleine Gray
Eion Bailey ... Josh Jacobs
Lucy Punch ... The Clarinet
Vinnie Jones ... Ray Barko
Zak Orth ... Porter Canby
Ptolemy Slocum ... Monroe
Michael Panes ... Grant
Svetlana Efremova ... Russian Singer
Marceline Hugot ... Corporate Art Buyer
Janet Carroll ... Helen Finkelstein
Ben Hammer ... Morton Cabot
David Beach ... Critic at Morton Cabot's Concert
David Cale ... Critic at Adrian's Concert
Dean Wareham Dean Wareham ... Critic at Adrian's Concert
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A Chelsea art gallerist falls for a brooding new music composer in this comic tale about the state of contemporary art.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Everyone's got an opinion.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and nude images

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2011 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

A New York Love Affair See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,002, 25 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$230,600, 6 December 2009
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Made its world premiere at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Porter Canby: What is the difference between art and entertainment?
Madeleine Gray: Entertainment never posed a problem it couldn't solve.
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What is Art? What is Music? This film looks at those questions insightfully.
13 January 2009 | by rzusmanSee all my reviews

We saw this at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Adam Goldberg plays a composer whose music is as far from commercial or accessible as possible. His brother is a very commercially successful artist who longs for recognition by the art community. They are both attracted to Madeleine, the beautiful and smart owner of an art gallery, who understands the difference between the artistic and commercial worlds in both art and music. The two brothers use Madeleine as the pivot of their balance, as each tries to achieve what they desire - commercial success for one and artistic appreciation for the other. Set in the heart of the art scene in New York, this film has the ring of truth - from the artist with Asperger' who labors over where to hang his work (a single pushpin placed on a blank wall), to the rich, clueless art collector who buys work he doesn't understand and doesn't enjoy - merely because his spreadsheet says it's underpriced. The characters are portrayed with compassion - the director has thankfully resisted the temptation to turn them into easy caricatures. Highly recommended, especially if the viewer has an interest in the modern art or music scene.


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