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FULL SYNOPSIS

Writer Audrey Wells (Audrey Wells) makes her directing debut in Guinevere, which won the screenwriting award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it made its world premiere. The film concerns Harper Sloane, a twenty-something upper class pre-law student who falls for Connie, a bohemian photographer 30 years her senior. Shy, waifish, and camera shy, Harper feels her life is mapped out for her, coming from a long line of successful, Harvard-educated lawyers living in San Francisco. At her older sister's wedding, Harper meets Connie, who photographs her privately. When he shows her the photos, Harper (whom Connie refers to only as Guinevere) is intrigued, and a passionate romance and sexual attraction begins. Harper moves in with Connie to become his student, against her mother's wishes. Harper also learns that she isn't Connie's first Guinevere; in fact, there have been a half-dozen others, all of whom have remained friends. As the relationship takes its ups and downs, Harper comes out of her shell to become a stronger woman, more in control of her life and destiny than she would have ever dreamed possible. As Connie slowly dies from poverty and alcoholism, all of his Guineveres, including Harper, come together to remember (and drink to) his work and his life. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Audrey Wells Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 1999 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Audrey Wells Best Screenplay 1999 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Jean Smart Best Supporting Actress 1999 Nominee

Cast

Stephen Rea
as Connie Fitzpatrick
Sarah Polley
as Harper Sloane
Jean Smart
as Deborah Sloane
Gina Gershon
as Billie
Paul Dooley
as Walter
Francis Guinan
as Alan Sloane
Jasmine Guy
as Linda
Tracy Letts
as Zack
Sandra Oh
as Cindy
Carrie Preston
as Patty
Emily Procter
as Susan Sloane
Grace Una
as April
Gedde Watanabe
as Ed

Crew

Audrey Wells
Director
Jonathan King
Producer
Brad Weston
Producer
Audrey Wells
Screenwriter
Charles Minsky
Cinematographer
Christophe Beck
Composer (Music Score)
Dody Dorn
Editor
Stephen McCabe
Production Designer
John Thompson
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson
Executive Producer
Stefan Simchowitz
Executive Producer
Beau Flynn
Executive Producer
Trevor Short
Executive Producer
Avi Lerner
Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort
Executive Producer
Danielle Berman
Set Designer
Genevieve Tyrrell
Costume Designer
Glenn Gaines
Sound/Sound Designer
Jim LaClair
First Assistant Director
Linda Lowy
Casting
John Brace
Casting
Tani Cohen
Line Producer
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