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High Art

Director/Writer:Lisa Cholodenko
Director of Photography:Tami Reiker
Editor:Amy E. Duddleston
Music:Shudder to Think
Production Designer:Bernhard Blythe
Producers:Dolly Hall, Jeff Levy-Hinte and Susan A. Stover
October Films; R; 96 minutes
Release:6/98
Cast:Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann and Anh Duong.

In Cholodenko's award-winning debut, former Brat Packer Ally Sheedy delivers a charged, career-revitalizing performance as Lucy, a junkie and has-been professional photographer living in a heroin haze in New York. Downstairs neighbor Syd (Mitchell), a talented editor at a glossy art magazine, knocks on Lucy's door one day and finds herself enthralled by Lucy and her work. Syd is interested in offering Lucy a second chance at an artistic career, but their relationship turns into a game of seduction. A powerful look at sex, ambition and addiction.