Documentary | Robert Greene | 2014, USA | 88 Minute and 60 minute versions | English
FESTIVALS: IDFA, hotdocs, CPH:DOX, AFI DOCS, complete list
DISTRIBUTORS: Cinema Guild (USA), Netflix (USA), Rialto Channel (New Zealand)
"Robert Greene’s extraordinary Actress — a documentary portrait of character actress and mother-of-two Brandy Burre in which even the most intimate domestic exchanges bear a compelling hint of artifice."
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, in a complex-yet-familiar story. It’s a film about starring in the movie of your life. This is what happens when we break the rules.