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Never Met Picasso
A romantic and whimsical comedy on the mysteries of love, sex and art. Starring Alexis Arquette ("Scream") and Margot Kidder ("Superman"). Winner of the Best Actor Award and Best Screenplay Award for Outfest 1997.
Andrew (Arquette), a gay thirty year old live at home artist is in the midst of a serious creative funk. Rejected by countless art schools and lacking romantic prospects, he looks to his charismatic uncle Alfred for inspiration. Vexed by Andrew's lack of direction is his self-absorbed actress mom Genna (Margot Kidder). Genna is equally adrift, working in a comically frightful avant-garde theatrical production.
Just when all seems bleak, the two unexpectedly find themselves pursued while attending Geena's opening night party. Andrew's best friend Lucy, a neurotic sculptor whose girlfriend Ingrid channels the spirits of female surrealists, begins to fall for Genna while Andrew is chatted up by the sexy but mercurial art scholar Jerry.
Later when Alfred suddenly dies, Andrew discovers a secret cache of old photographs of Alfred's past lover. This breaks Andrew's creative log jam and sends the film to it wry and sharply drawn conclusion.