Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Runtime: 101 minutes
TV Rating: R
Appeared at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival
Ally Sheedy won an Independent Spirit Award and was voted Best Actress by both the Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics for her edgy performance as Lucy Berliner, a once-celebrated art photographer who has retreated into a world of drugs and lesbian admirers. When a downstairs neighbor (Radha Mitchell) flirts with idea of bringing Lucy out of seclusion, she sets in motion a volatile emotional pas de deux. With HIGH ART, her debut feature, Lisa Cholodenko won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.