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[[Performer~P235840~Lisa Cholodenko~lisacholodenko]] wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd ([[Performer~P235577~Radha Mitchell~radhamitchell]]) has a ho-hum relationship with James ([[Performer~P235563~Gabriel Mann~gabrielmann]]). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner ([[Performer~P65029~Ally Sheedy~allysheedy]]), who lives with former [[Performer~P89436~Fassbinder~rainerwernerfassbinder]] actress Greta ([[Performer~P13504~Patricia Clarkson~patriciaclarkson]]), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:June 12, 1998

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Tami Reiker Best Cinematography 1998 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Ally Sheedy Best Actress 1998 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Ally Sheedy Best Actress 1998 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Ally Sheedy Best Actress - Runner-up 1998 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Ally Sheedy Best Actress 1998 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Lisa Cholodenko Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award 1998 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Lisa Cholodenko Best First Feature 1998 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Lisa Cholodenko Best First Screenplay 1998 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 1998 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Patricia Clarkson Best Supporting Actress 1998 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Susan A. Stover Producers Award 1997 Nominee

Cast

Ally Sheedy
as Lucy Berliner
Radha Mitchell
as Syd
Patricia Clarkson
as Greta
Tammy Grimes
as Lucy's Mother
Gabriel Mann
as James
Bill Sage
as Arnie
Ahn Duong
as Dominique
David Thornton
as Harry

Crew

Lisa Cholodenko
Director
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Producer
Susan A. Stover
Producer
Dolly Hall
Producer
Lisa Cholodenko
Screenwriter
Tami Reiker
Cinematographer
Tracy McKnight
Musical Direction/Supervision
Amy E. Duddleston
Editor
Bernhard Blythe
Production Designer
Caryn Marcus
Art Director
Lori E. Seid
Associate Producer
Victoria Farrell
Costume Designer
Noah Vivekanand Timan
Sound/Sound Designer
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Suzanne Smith
Casting
Kerry Barden
Casting
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