Actress


Directed by: Robert Greene


2014 | USA | 1hr 26min



Screening

Friday, May 8, 2015, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7pm



Brandy Burre had a recurring role on HBO’s The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her. Using elements of melodrama and cinema verité, Actress is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an exploration of a complicated woman, performing the role of herself. It’s a film about starring in the movie of your life. “Robert Greene’s extraordinary collaboration with Burre is a provocative examination of self-performance. Whether Burre is consciously playing herself or whether the reality of a performer’s life involves an instinctive degree of removal is left for the audience to determine” Guy Lodge, Variety.


Nominee, Best Documentary, Gotham Awards 2014