Smart, bitchy, urban comedy skewers the Manhattan fine art world with great vigor, as a pair of striving, pretentious brothers one an avant-garde composer (Adam Goldberg, surlier than usual), the other (Eion Bailey) a painter of corporate canvases vie for the chilly affection of a trendy gallery owner (Marley Shelton). Bay Area-based filmmaker Jonathan Parker (Bartleby) hits all the sourest notes with his screenplay (written with Catherine di Napoli), from contempt-filled artists (Vinnie Jones) to gullible collectors (Zak Orth) to bitter musicians (Lucy Punch as the clarinetist). Think of it as Art School Confidential going for its doctorate (96 min.).
Director: Jonathan Parker
Writer: Catherine DiNapoli and Jonathan Parker
Producer: Catherine DiNapoli, Matt Luber and Andreas Olavarria
Cast: Adam Goldberg, Marley Shelton, Vinnie Jones, Eion Bailey, David Beach, Kelly Deadmon, Svetlana Efremova, Gina Gabrielli, Mark A. Keeton and Zak Orth