High Art (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Addiction Drama, Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Release Date - Jun 12, 1998 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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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.

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addiction, apartment, career, editor, friendship, heroin, lesbianism, magazine, photographer

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