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Art School Confidential
Directed by Terry Zwigoff • 2006 • United States
Starring Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich
Jerome Platz (Max Minghella) dreams of becoming a great artist—perhaps the greatest artist of the twenty-first century. Enrolling at Strathmore College, he finds himself surrounded by the quirky misfits who populate the art world: teachers (John Malkovich and Anjelica Houston) who seem to have lost what once so inspired them; an undercover cop (Matt Keeslar) out to catch a serial killer; and a failed artist (Jim Broadbent) who, though a perennial drunk, might just be an artistic genius . . . or something more. Based on Daniel Clowes’s acclaimed comic, ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL is a satirical and darkly funny look at the cult of celebrity.