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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Syd (Radha Mitchell), a low-level editor at a photography magazine eager to establish herself, discovers her neighbor is the once-celebrated downtown photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy). Although Syd lives with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann), she is drawn to Lucy, who has a volatile relationship with her heroin-addicted girlfriend, Greta (Patricia Clarkson). As Syd starts sleeping with Lucy, she is pulled into a glamorous but dangerous art-world scene, full of drugs and unexpected pleasures.

Cast: Ally Sheedy , Radha Mitchell , Patricia Clarkson , Tammy Grimes , Gabriel Mann , Bill Sage , Anh Duong , David Thornton

Director: Lisa Cholodenko

Genres: Drama

High Art (1998)

Release Date: June 12th, 1998|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It is wonderful to see how Sheedy gives shape to this performance -- her eyes, a photographer's eyes, carefully sizing everything up. [18 June 1998, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So perceptive and mature it makes similar films seem flippant. The performances are on just the right note, scene after scene, for what needs to be done. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Sensitive acting and imaginative filmmaking help rescue the movie from potential excesses of its own. show more

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