High Art


1h 41m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A lesbian romance develops when a junior staffer at a photo magazine falls in love with a well-known photographer who has disappeared from the art scene because of a heroin addiction.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Mdp Worldwide Entertainment
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/OCTOBER FILMS; Abc Distribution; Arsenal Filmverleih; Cinemien; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cts; October Films; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

A lesbian romance develops when a junior staffer at a photo magazine falls in love with a well-known photographer who has disappeared from the art scene because of a heroin addiction.

Crew

Matt Armstrong

Production Sound Mixer

Kerry Barden

Casting Director

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

Nina Berman

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Gwen Bialic

3rd Assistant Director

Bernhard Blythe

Production Designer

Sonny Calderon

Sound Editor

Jeff Carter

Contributing Photographer

Mechelle Chojecki

Contributing Artist

Mechelle Chojecki

Set Decorator

Lisa Cholodenko

Screenwriter

Karen Crumley

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Anne-christine D'adesky

Contributing Artist

Sean De Simone

Art Department Coordinator

Amy E Duddleston

Editor

Tom Efinger

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Egan

Sound Editor

Jud Elvbar

Song ("The Gavial")

Shane Faber

Songs ("Say Buddy" "That'S Fat" "B-Bird")

Victoria Farrell

Costume Designer

Peter Fay

Contributing Artist

Robert Fernandez

Re-Recording Mixer

Daphne Fitzpatrick

Contributing Artist

Robert Flynt

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Nan Goldin

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Janine Gordon

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Dolly Hall

Producer

Jackie Hamilton

Contributing Artist

De Harris

Songs ("Say Buddy" "That'S Fat" "B-Bird")

Liane Harris

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Dave Hickey

Hairstyle Consultant

Stuart Hill

Song Performer ("The Walk" "Cracktub" "Dominoes" "Gum Grinder" "Hot Gaqzpacho" "Battlesoaked (Remix)" "Fools")

Stuart Hill

Other

Billy Hopkins

Casting Director

Cecily Kaston

2nd Assistant Director

Brenda Ann Kenneally

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Anne Kenney

Wardrobe Supervisor

Emily Krill

Contributing Artist

Nathan Larson

Songs ("Ph Balanced (For A Lady)" "She Might Be Waking Up")

Nathan Larson

Other

Nathan Larson

Song Performer ("The Walk "Cracktub" "Dominoes" "Gum Grinder" "Hot Gazpacho" "Battlesoaked (Remix)" "Fools")

Jonah Lawrence

Sound Design

Zoe Leonard

Contributing Artist

Jeffrey Levy-hinte

Producer

Make Lu

Contributing Artist

Molly Maguire

Script Supervisor

Caryn Marcus

Art Director

Kelly Mckaig

1st Assistant Director

Tracy Mcknight

Music Supervisor

Jennifer Mcnamara

Casting Associate

Livia Monte

Production Office Coordinator

Ernest Montgomery

Color Photography ("Frame Photo Magazine")

Barbara Nitke

Colour Photographer

Carol Pavitt

Contributing Artist

Mark Peterson

Colour Photographer

Jack Pierson

Colour Photographer

Michael Pirrocco

Contributing Artist

Exile Ramirez

Production Manager

Tami Reiker

Director Of Photography

Jeff Roth

Location Manager

Jennifer Ruff

Post-Production Coordinator

Marja Samson

Contributing Artist

Lori E Seid

Associate Producer

Camilla Slattery

Contributing Artist

Suzanne Smith

Casting Director

Lauren Sorokin

'Dieter' Portfolio Photography

Amy Steiner

Colour Photographer

Susan Stover

Producer

Mia Thoen

Hair/Make-Up Artist

Noah Vivekanand Timan

Production Sound Mixer

Robert Vizzini

Colour Photographer

Damian Volpe

Sound Design

Craig Wedren

Song Performer ("The Walk" "Cracaktub" "Dominoes" "Gum Grinder" "Hot Gazpacho" "Battlesoaked (Remix)" "Fools" "Ph Balanced (For A Lady)" "She Might Be Waking Up")

Craig Wedren

Songs

Craig Wedren

Other

Stacey Weihe

Audio Coordinator

Jojo Whilden

Other

David Wojnarowicz

Contributing Artist

Suzanne Wright

Contributing Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Mdp Worldwide Entertainment
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/OCTOBER FILMS; Abc Distribution; Arsenal Filmverleih; Cinemien; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cts; October Films; Pyramide Distribution; Pyramide Films; Pyramide Films; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 1998 award for Best Actress (Ally Sheedy), shared with Fernanda Montenegro ("Central Station"), from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Nominated for the 1998 award for Best Actress (Ally Sheedy) from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of Second Place Jury Prize at the 1998 Deauville Festival of Ameican Film.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Limited Release in United States June 19, 1998

Expanded Release in United States June 26, 1998

Released in United States on Video December 29, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States June 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States February 1999

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 2-7, 1998.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) June 19-28, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival February 10-22, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for Lisa Cholodenko who graduated from the MFA program in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University.

October Films acquired North American distribution rights at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for a reported $1 million.

Began shooting June 18, 1997.

Completed shooting late July 1997.

9148 footage

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Limited Release in United States June 19, 1998

Expanded Release in United States June 26, 1998

Released in United States on Video December 29, 1998

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 4-14, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 2-7, 1998.)

Released in United States June 1998 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Opening Night) June 19-28, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Film Festival February 10-22, 1999.)