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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Foreign
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/12/1998
- DVD Release Date: 07/27/2004
- Distributor(s): Paramount
- Themes: Ladder to the Top,Life in the Arts,Redemption,Drug Addiction,Bohemian Life
- Tone: Sensual,Melancholy,Reflective,Understated,Gloomy,Moody
addiction, apartment, career, editor, friendship, heroin, lesbianism, magazine, photographer
- Country of Origin: USA (06-12-1998)