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High Art

Director: Lisa Cholodenko Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1998

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Sage, Tammy Grimes, Anh Duong

Twenty years ago Lisa Cholodenko’s debut film, an intelligent and unassuming indie drama, took home the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance ‘98 and quickly became anchored in the LGBTQ consciousness as a lesbian classic. When magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) moves into the same building as German actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson) and photographer Lucy (Ally Sheedy) her arrival prompts Lucy to consider leaving her reclusive drug-fueled days behind. Caught at the center of this triangle, Lucy is torn between keeping her work intimate versus venturing back into the photography business.