About the Film

Art School Confidential follows talented young artist Jerome Platz (Max Minghella) as he escapes from high school to a tiny East Coast art school, to become the world’s greatest artist.

Unfortunately, Jerome’s craft goes unappreciated in an anything-goes art class that he finds bewildering and bogus. Neither his harsh judgments of his classmates’ efforts nor his later attempts to create pseudo-art of his own win him any admirers.

But Jerome does attract the attentions of his dream girl, the stunning and sophisticated Audrey (Sophia Myles). An artist’s model and daughter of a celebrated artist, Audrey rejects the affectations of the local art scene and is drawn to Jerome’s sincerity.

But when Audrey shifts her attentions to hunky painter Jonah (Matt Jeeslar), Jerome is heartbroken. Desperate, he concocts a risky plan to make a name for himself and win her back.

Filling out Jerome’s world is a host of offbeat characters including a quirky art teacher (John Malkovich), a failed artist (Jim Broadbent), and a regal art history professor (Anjelica Huston).

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Runtime: 102 mins
Year: 2006
Cast: Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar

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