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High Fidelity

Released 2000
Distributor Buena Vista Pictures

Any geek who understands movies or music more than they do romance will see themselves in Stephen Frears’ wonderfully smart anti-rom-com, High Fidelity. The head geek is played by John Cusack who holds court in his record store surrounded by the one thing he has an uncomplicated relationship with: records. He’s also surrounded by a terrific supporting cast including Jack Black, Todd Louiso and a cameo from some rock n’ roller named Bruce.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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