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Plot, Details & Awards

High Art

Rated R for strong sexuality, pervasive drug use and language.

R In Theaters 06/12/1998 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) has a ho-hum relationship with James (Gabriel Mann). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy), who lives with former Fassbinder actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women.

Deauville Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 Deauville Film Festival Special Jury Prize Won

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1997 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Susan A. Stover Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Lisa Cholodenko Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Lisa Cholodenko Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best Cinematography Tami Reiker Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actress Patricia Clarkson Nominated
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Producers Award Susan Stover Won
1998 Independent Spirit Awards Best Actress Ally Sheedy Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actress Ally Sheedy Won

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) Patricia Clarkson Won
1998 National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Ally Sheedy Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award Lisa Cholodenko Won

Toronto Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1998 Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actress - Runner-up Ally Sheedy Won

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