The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

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