High Art Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for High Art the Movie

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A trio of women play romantic games in New York's art community. Ambitious magazine editor-in-training Syd (Mitchell) has a boyfriend, James (Mann), but feels something's missing. Noticing a leak in her apartment ceiling, Syd heads upstairs to confront her neighbor and meets Lucy Berliner (Sheedy), a once-celebrated, now-retired photographer with a heroin problem and an equally hooked girlfriend, Greta (Clarkson). Syd and Lucy begin a friendship that leads to an affair, while Syd also wants to revitalize Lucy's career. Ex-Brat Packer Sheedy's the real revelation with her standout performance.


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Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Romantic Triangles, Drug Use & Abuse, Lesbians, New York, New York, Shutterbugs
Lisa Cholodenko
Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Tammy Grimes, Gabriel Mann, William Sage, David Thornton, Anh Duong
Tami Reiker
Lisa Cholodenko
Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren
October Films


Ind. Spirit 1999: Actress (Sheedy); L.A. Film Critics 1998: Actress (Sheedy); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1998: Actress (Sheedy); Sundance 1998: Screenplay.

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