Art History (2011)

Director
Joe Swanberg

Main cast
Josephine Decker; Kent Osborne; Joe Swanberg; Kris Swanberg; Adam Wingard

Genres
Drama, Romance

Description
Tension mounts between a director and his lead actress on the set of a sexually explicit low-budget film. As the actress and her co-star develop real feelings for each other, the director's jealousy erupts and he begins sabotaging his own production.


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