Art School Confidential

A FILM BY Terry Zwigoff

A satisfyingly bilious satire.
-Dennis Lim, Village Voice
Curiously, this relentlessly cynical tone turns out sounding refreshingly original compared to the usual pieties in the genre.
-Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
It was dead, pitch perfect. And realistic and funny.
-Richard Roeper,, Ebert & Roeper


Based on a comic story in Dan Clowes's Eightball, Art School Confidential tracks an art student (Max Minghella) who dreams of becoming the greatest artist in the world. Arriving as a freshman at a prestigious east coast art school, he quickly discovers that talent alone does not get him very far. When he sees that a clueless jock is attracting the glory rightfully due him, he hatches an all-or-nothing plan to hit it big in the art world and win the heart of the most beautiful girl in school. Art School Confidential reteams Ghost World helmer Terry Zwigoff and cartoonist/screenwriter Dan Clowes.

Original Languages: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running Time: 102 min.
Year: 2005


Anjelica Huston
Jim Broadbent
John Malkovich
Max Minghella
Sophia Myles
Terry Zwigoff